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Meth, cannabis seized at Mountain Institution in Agassiz

Contraband valued at $139,000
$139,000 worth of contraband was seized in a recent search at medium-security Mountain Institution. (File Photo)

Mountain Institution staff seized more than $130,000 worth of contraband during a recent search .

Over the course of two days, the contraband seized included 184 grams of cannabis concentrate and 94 grams of methamphetamine. The total institutional value was $139,000.

The RCMP has been notified and Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is investigating.

“CSC uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors,” the CSC stated. “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 CSC has a tip line for all federal institutions to gather more information about activities related to security at any institution, including drug use and trafficking. The toll-free number is 1-866-780-3784.

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