LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On December 14th, 2015, at 12:55 p.m., correctional officers in the multi-level security unit of the Federal Reception Centre, in Laval, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring unauthorized items into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The unauthorized items seized included 772 grams of tobacco and $1,200 in cash. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $10 602.96.

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 and unauthorized items 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 and unauthorized items into correctional institutions.

The CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

Contact Information:

Jean-Yves Roy
Communications Manager
Correctional Service Canada, Quebec Region