Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution – Maximum security unit
December 5, 2018 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada
On December 3, 2018, at about 6:40 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized on the perimeter of the maximum security unit at Collins Bay Institution.
The contraband and unauthorized items seized included two cell phones, two chargers and charging block, 83.3 grams of tobacco and 83.3 grams of marijuana. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $11,000.
The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.
The CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.
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.
Acting, Assistant Warden Management Services
Collins Bay Institution
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