Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is crediting “the vigilance of staff members” after a package containing contraband was seized at Bath Institution.
According to CSC, a package entered the facility through an “intercepted throw-over” and was seized by staff at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. The contraband seized included tobacco, marijuana and cell phones.
The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $28,400, CSC said in a press release on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Police have been notified of the incident and seizure, and the institution is currently investigating.
CSC says they use a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering their institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.
“CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions,” CSC said.
Anyone with information relating to security at CSC institutions, including drug use or trafficking which may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates, and staff at CSC institutions can share that information anonymously by calling 1-866-780-3784, toll-free.