CSC seize over $39k in contraband at Collins Bay Institution

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized as a result of a suspected drone drop at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security facility, on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021.

According to a release from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), dated Monday, Jun. 28, 2021, the contraband seized included marijuana and tobacco.

The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $39,200, CSC said.

“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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