Seizure of unauthorized items at Collins Bay Institution 

News release

July 8, 2021 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

On July 4, 2021, due to the vigilance of staff members, packages containing unauthorized items were seized as a result of a suspected drone drop at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security facility.

The items seized included a large quantity of tobacco. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $16,500.

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. 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.

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.



Mike Shrider
Regional Communications Manager
Regional Headquarters

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