$8,700 worth of contraband discovered at Mission Institution

Staff at the medium security unit found the package on Dec. 9

Staff at Mission Institution, medium security unit, have intercepted a package of contraband.

The package, discovered on Dec. 9 at about 11 a.m., contained 19 x 50g packages of tobacco, two smart watches, one cell phone, three USB chargers, and unidentified pills. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $8,700.

The Mission RCMP 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 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.

A telephone tip line has been created 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.

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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