Atlantic Canada

Major Drug Bust Inside Canadian Federal Prison

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December 30, 2019 – Renous, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada

On December 17, 2019, staff members confiscated 1,100 grams of hashish and one ounce of ecstasy at Atlantic Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $120,000.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional staff and intelligence information.

The police 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.

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.

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.