Tobacco package snagged by prison staff

Mountain Institution staff seize $5,000 in tobacco

  • Mon Oct 29th, 2012 8:00am
  • News

A package of tobacco has been seized by correctional staff at Mountain Institution.

There was about 505 grams of tobacco found, which officials from the medium security penitentiary said is worth about $5,000 within the prison.

The seizure was made on Oct. 25 “as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff,” a press release from Mountain stated.

It did not announce a lockdown resulting from the seizure. Correctional Service Canada has set up a telephone tip line at all federal institutionsk, in an effort to receive more information that could lead to illegal activity within prisons.

That number is 1-866-780-3784. Callers may choose to remain anonymous.

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