LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On December 4, 2015 at about 2:30 p.m., correctional officers at La Macaza Institution, a medium security federal institution in La Macaza, Quebec, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution, i.e. 42.2 grams of hydromorph.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The total institutional value of the contraband is estimated at $16,000.

The police was informed and the inmate may face criminal charges.

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.

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.

Contact Information:

Martine Leclerc
Assistant Warden, Management Services
La Macaza institution
819-275-2315 ext. 7034