More than $100k in institutional-worth contraband seized at Collins Bay Institution

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In what is the third announcement of its kind so far in 2024, the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) said it has seized contraband and unauthorized items on the grounds of Collins Bay Institution as the result of suspected drone drops.

This round of seizures at the federal institution, attributed to “the vigilance of staff members,” took place from January 29 to 30, 2024, and included tobacco, cannabis, and hashish, according to the CSC.

The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $101,400, CSC said, noting that the organization uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institution, including ion scanners and detector dogs which search “buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors.”

“CSC has heightened measures 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, adding that it works “in partnership with police to take action against those who attempt to introduce” such items at federal prisons.

“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,” the organization continued.

“The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.”

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