Seizure of Contraband at Dorchester Penitentiary Estimated at $12,000

Seizure of Contraband at Dorchester Penitentiary estimated at $12,000

CBSDorchester, New Brunswick – On September 12, 2016, correctional officers at Dorchester Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution.

Seizure of Contraband at Dorchester Penitentiary estimated at $12,000
Seizure of Contraband at Dorchester Penitentiary estimated at $12,000

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The contraband seized includes hashish, Sustanon, needles and syringes. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $12,000.

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 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.

The toll-free number, 1 866 780 3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions 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.

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