Agassiz/Kent – On Sunday (November 27, 2016) as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband were seized at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
The contraband seized included steroids, amphetamines, and other controlled substances. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $48,300.
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 institution is investigating.
Corrections Canada usually applies a lock down as standard procedure when this type of situation arises at a corrections facility.