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

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

According to CSC, the package came from a suspected drone drop, and was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

The seized items included tobacco, drugs, 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 was $202,759.

“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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