Suspect apprehended after seizure of contraband packages at Collins Bay Institution

Kingstonist file photo.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has seized a package containing contraband and unauthorized items intended to make their way inside Collins Bay Institution.

According to CSC, the package was seized on the perimeter of the multi-security facility “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

“This seizure was the result of a suspected throw-over,” said Michael Shrider, Regional Communications Manager for Correctional Service Canada.

The seized items included 265 grams of marijuana, as well as cell phones and accessories. According to the CSC, the suspect was apprehended by Kingston Police at the time of the seizure, in collaboration with the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad.

“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. “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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