CSC seize package delivered over the walls at Collins Bay Institution

Collins Bay Penitentiary. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is crediting “the vigilance of staff members” after a package containing contraband was seized at Collins Bay Institution.

According to the CSC, a package entered the facility through an “unmanned air vehicle” and the package was seized by staff at approximately 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The contraband seized included:

  • marijuana,
  • shatter,
  • hash,
  • Xanax, and
  • an unknown powder that was suspected to be Fentanyl

The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $89,185, CSC said in a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

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

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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