CSC seize over $200K in contraband at Collins Bay Institution

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

According to CSC, the packages were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” at approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday, May. 30, 2021. This was the result of a suspected drone drop.

The items seized included tobacco, drugs, cutting and stabbing weapons, cell phones, and cell phone accessories. CSC said the drugs found consisted of marijuana and shatter, and the total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $274,274.

“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. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions,” CSC said in a release.

“CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating 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.”

To contact the CSC telephone tip line, call 1-866-780-3784. All callers remain anonymous

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