Seizure of contraband at Mission Institution – Medium security unit

News release

December 21, 2018 – Mission, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada


On December 19, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized in the medium security unit at Mission Institution.


The contraband seized includes nineteen 50-gram packages of tobacco and smoking paraphernalia, two cell phones, two USB chargers and unidentified pills. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $7,700.


The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.


The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.


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 Correctional Service of Canada (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.



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Contacts

Chad Sterling

Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services

Mission Institution

604-820-5856


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