Two packages containing contraband have been seized at the medium security unit of Collins Bay Institution, according to Correctional Service Canada (CSC).
Both packages were seized on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, “as the result of the vigilance of staff members,” CSC said in a press release on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. One of the packages was found on the perimeter of the unit, and the other was found in the yard.
The contraband seized in the first package included:
- 43.1 grams of tobacco
- 109.7 grams of marijuana
The total estimated institutional value of that package is $12,000.
The contraband seized in the second package included:
- 47.8 grams of tobacco
- 133.5 grams of marijuana
- 42.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine
The total estimated institutional value of that package is $16,000.
According to CSC, police have been notified, and the institution is investigating.
A complete smoking ban has been in place at all CSC institutions since 2008. “CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” the press release said. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.”