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Seizure of $32,000 of contraband at Collins Bay Institution

Collins Bay Penitentiary. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A package containing contraband from a suspected throw-over was seized outside the perimeter of the maximum unit at Collins Bay institution at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

According to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the contraband seized included:

  • marijuana
  • tobacco
  • cigars
  • two (2) cell phones
  • a cell phone charger
  • earbuds
  • chatter card

CSC says the total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $32,630.

“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 a press release on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. “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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