CSC seize over $70k in contraband at Collins Bay Institution

Collins Bay Penitentiary. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A package containing contraband was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay institution at around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

According to a release from Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), dated Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, the contraband seized included tobacco, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

CSC says the total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $77,740.

“CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” the national correctional authority said in the release. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband 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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