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CSC seize contraband after suspected drone drop at Collins Bay Institution

Collins Bay Penitentiary. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has seized two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items intended to make their way inside Collins Bay Institution.

According to CSC, the packages were seized at the multi-security facility “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022.

“This seizure was suspected to be the result of a drone,” said Kerry Gatien, Media Relations and Outreach Advisor for Correctional Service Canada.

CSC said that the seized items included 300 grams of tobacco, 570 grams of marijuana, 103 grams of shatter (cannabis extract), 2 lighters, as well as cell phones and accessories.

“The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has measures in place to prevent contraband and unauthorized items from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” the national correctional authority said in a release. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband and/or unauthorized items into correctional institutions.”

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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