Correctional service staff seize 1,100 grams of hashish at Atlantic Institution

Exterior of the maximum security prison near Renous, N.B. File: Global News

Staff members confiscated 1,100 grams of hashish and one ounce of ecstasy at a maximum-security federal institution in New Brunswick on Dec. 17.

According to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the total estimated institutional value of the seizure at Atlantic Institution is $120,000.

“This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional staff and intelligence information,” CSC said in a press release.

“The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.”

CSC said it uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions, including ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

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CSC said it’s heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions to ensure a safe and secure environment.

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