Officials seize drone, drugs, cellphones from maximum security BC prison

Apr 4 2019, 7:50 pm

Over $86,000 of contraband –including a drone, cell phones, and multiple drugs — was allegedly seized from a maximum security prison in Agassiz, BC.

According to a release from Correction Service Canada (CSC) the following items were confiscated from the Kent Institution:

  • One drone
  • One ceramic edged weapon
  • Two mini-cell phones and chargers
  • One full-size cell phone with 4 SIM cards and charger
  • 200 tablets of Dianabol steroids
  • 50 tablets of Arimidex estrogen reducer
  • 108.2 grams of amphetamines
  • 61.6 grams of THC concentrate, and
  • 28.9 grams of heroin

The total estimated value of the seizure is $86,875. Police have been notified and prison officials are investigating.

CSC says it 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.”

In 2018, CSC seized $26,500 worth of drugs and tobacco that was dropped from a drone above the Matsqui Institution, a medium security federal institution in Abbotsford. The package was intercepted by officials at the facility.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions to receive any additional information about suspicious activities related to security and contraband.

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

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