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More than $170,000 of contraband and unauthorized items seized at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, officals say

The Saskatchewan Penitentiary is just outside Prince Albert, Sask. (Guy Quenneville/CBC - image credit)
The Saskatchewan Penitentiary is just outside Prince Albert, Sask. (Guy Quenneville/CBC - image credit)

Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) says staff members at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary just outside Prince Albert, Sask., seized more than $170,000 in contraband and unauthorized items in the maximum security unit on Jan. 19, 2024.

The items seized included methamphetamine, THC and SIM cards, according to a news release.

CSC said it uses tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions, including scanners and drug-detector dogs.

The police have been notified of these latest seizures and the institution is now investigating, CSC said.