Multiple packages seized at Collins Bay Institution over the weekend

Collins Bay Penitentiary. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

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 between Friday, Jun. 3 and Sunday, Jun. 5, 2022, at the multi-security facility “as the result of the vigilance of staff members, along with assistance from members of the community and local police.”

“These seizures were the result of suspected drone drops,” said Mike Schrider, Regional Communications Manager for Correctional Service Canada.

CSC said that the seized items included 1,250 grams of tobacco, 1,116 grams of cannabis, 123 grams of an unknown substance, as well as cell phones and accessories.

“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 dated Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2022. “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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