Correctional officers seize contraband from visitor at Joyceville Institution

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Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is crediting the combined efforts of correctional officers, the detector-dog team, and security intelligence officers after a visitor at Joyceville Institution was intercepted attempting to bring contraband into the institution.

According to CSC, the interception happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. The contraband seized included 21.87 grams of tobacco, and 11.73 grams of marijuana, and the total institutional value of the seizure is estimated at $3,360. CSC has notified police, and the institution is currently investigating the incident.

CSC uses multiple tools in an effort to prevent drugs from entering its institutions, including ion scanners and drug-detector dogs, to search buildings, personal property inmates and visitors. The organization has also set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions to receive information about activities related to security at CSC institutions.

“These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions,” CSC said in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

That toll-free number is 1-866-780-3784, and callers remain anonymous.

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