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$27,500 in contraband seized at Kent Institution

Seizure includes handmade stabbing weapons and 51 grams of meth

Kent correctional officers seized a package of contraband worth more than $27,000 on August 8.

According to a release dated Tuesday (August 18), the contraband seized included five handmade stabbing weapons, a miniature cell phone, 51.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine and one gram of THC.

The RCMP has been notified and an investigation is underway.

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“[Correctional Service of Canada] is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” a CSC spokesperson said in a statement. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.”

The CSC uses a number of contraband detection measures, including ion scanners and drug-detecting dogs.

The CSC has an anonymous tip line for all federal institutions. To submit an anonymous tip, contact 1-866-780-3784.


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