Contraband seized at Collins Bay after suspected throw-over worth over $30,000

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A package was seized close to the maximum security yard at Collins Bay institution on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, around 11:45 p.m.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is crediting “the vigilance of staff members” for locating the package of contraband, which is suspected to have been thrown over the walls of the institution.

According to a release from CSC, dated Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the contraband seized included tobacco and rolling papers, marijuana, mushrooms and shatter. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $32,900.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) said they use a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its 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.

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