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Kent locked down for seven-day drug search

Kent Institution was locked down Monday, to allow staff to search for drugs. The lockdown is due to a recent spate of drug seizures and drug activity within the maximum security prison, in Agassiz.

Officials said in a press release Monday that the search is expected to take about seven days. They'll be looking methodically throughout the prison, including cells and inmates.

Scheduled visits are being curtailed and those who have previously scheduled visits are asked to phone the institution with their enquires.

The prison's press release says the full scale search is a part of Correctional Service Canada's Transformation Agenda, which is attempting to strengthen measures to prevent contraband from entering institutions.

CSC has even set up a special tip line inside prisons in the Pacific Region.

The toll-free tip line is anonymous, and available by calling 1-866-780-3784.

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