Two packages containing contraband items seized at Collins Bay Institution

Kingstonist file photo of Collins Bay Institution.

 

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is crediting “the vigilance of staff members” for the seizure of two packages found on the grounds of Collins Bay Institution.

Both packages contained contraband and unauthorized items, and were seized at approximately 6:05 a.m. on Friday, Jun. 7, 2019, according to CSC. One package was located on the perimeter of the maximum security unit, and the other was found in the yard of the medium security unit.

The contraband and unauthorized items seized in the first package included 232 grams of marijuana and one cell phone. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $24,210.00.

The contraband and unauthorized items seized in the second package included 325.6 grams of tobacco, 86.5 grams of marijuana and cell phones. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $18,464.00.

Police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

“CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” the agency said in a press release on Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019.

“CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.”

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions. The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

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