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Bow and arrow used to launch bag of meth into B.C. prison

A bag of meth was found attached to an arrow outside a prison in Abbotsford, B.C.
A bag of meth was found attached to an arrow outside a prison in Abbotsford, B.C. EPA/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA/File

Someone in B.C. appears to be delivering contraband via compound bow.

Police are investigating after an arrow with a bag of meth attached to it was found outside the Pacific Institution prison in Abbotsford, B.C.

Staff found the carbon-fibre sporting arrow with a bag of crystal methamphetamine tied to it on Jan. 9, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) said in a statement provided to Global News. The arrow was found on the perimeter of the facility at about 10:50 a.m.

The bag contained nine grams of meth worth an estimated value of $7,200, according to the CSC.

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The CSC says it’s heightened security measures at the institution, which is also home to a rehabilitation centre.

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The meth arrow is the latest novel attempt to smuggle drugs into a Canadian prison, the CSC says. Authorities have foiled several innovative attempts to slip drugs past their net, including one effort to drop contraband inside the perimeter via drone.

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Sporting arrows are used with bows, while crossbows fire shorter projectiles called bolts.

Authorities have not released any details about the potential Abbotsford meth archer.