Tobacco shipment seized at Agassiz prison

Prison officials find contraband in cardboard box

  • Feb. 18, 2011 1:00 p.m.

A package containing $20,000 worth of contraband was discovered by Mountain Institution staff Tuesday.

A cardboard box filled with 14 bags of tobacco, 100 steroid capsules, lighters and rolling papers was sent through Canada Post to the prison. The RCMP are now investigating the incident.

Mountain Institution, in Agassiz, is a medium security institution housing 410 inmates.