Sharp-eyed Bowden Institution staff found a package containing drugs, tobacco and a cellphone charger with a prison value of $165,600.
The package was discovered about 7:50 a.m. last Saturday along the facility’s perimeter. Contraband seized included crystal methamphetamine and cannabis concentrate.
The Correctional Service of Canada says it 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,” says the federal agency.
“CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.”
The agency has set up a tip line to receive information about security at its institutions. The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure the information is protected and that callers remain anonymous.