Seizure of packages at Collins Bay Institution totals $64,000

Collins Bay Penitentiary. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Due to the vigilance of staff members at Collins Bay Institution, two packages were seized on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 on the perimeter of the Maximum Security Unit.

According to a press release from Correctional Service Canada (CSC), dated Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, the seized contraband and unauthorized items included:

  • 5 cell phones,
  • banana leaves
  • Crystal Meth
  • e-cigarette and oil
  • marijuana (various quantities)
  • shatter
  • edible THC gummies
  • tobacco, and
  • 3 individual substances believed to be
    methamphetamines, Hash and a methamphetamine / Cocaine / MDMA mix

The CSC says the total estimated institutional value of the this seizure is $64,000.

CSC is strengthening measures to prevent contraband items entering institutions, and also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into a correctional facility.

CSC would like to remind the public that there is a telephone tip line for all federal institutions to receive any information about activities related to security at its institutions, including activities related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates, and staff members working at CSC institutions. That toll-free number is 1-866-780-3784, and all callers can remain anonymous.

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