Pacific Institution in Abbotsford

Cannabis derivative, tobacco and Krazy Glue seized at Abbotsford prison

Items discovered at Pacific Institution have combined jail value of $10,500

A package containing 44 grams of cannabis derivative, 57 grams of tobacco, two cellphones and a small container of Krazy Glue was seized last week at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) issued a press release, saying the contraband was discovered on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at about 5 p.m.

The CSC says the items have a combined institutional value of $10,500.

The agency says it uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These 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,” the press release states.

CSC says it works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into prisons.

A toll-free phone line – 1-866-780-3784 – is run by CSC to receive anonymous tips related to activities in federal institutions that include things such as drug use and trafficking.

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