LAVAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On July 07th, 2014 at about 5:50 a.m., a package containing 148 grams of tobacco and 1 gram of cannabis was found between the fences at La Macaza Institution a medium level security federal institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $5500.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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 Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

Contact Information:

Manon McNabb
Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services
La Macaza Institution
819 275-2315 ext 7034