Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Collins Bay Institution
A fairly large seizure took place at the medium security unit of Collins Bay Institution on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.
The seizure of a package took place at approximately 5 p.m. “as a result of the vigilance of staff members,” according to a press release from Correctional Service Canada (CSC) on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The package contained both contraband and unauthorized items.
Among the items seized were:
- Mini cell phones and chargers
- Ceramic blades
- Rolling papers
- 124.6 grams of marijuana
The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $15,000, CSC said. Local police have been notified and the institution is investigating.