SAINTE-ANNE-DES-PLAINES, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

On August 9th, 2017, at about 10:45 a.m., staff members confiscated contraband at the Regional Reception Centre.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and the detector-dog team. The contraband seized includes 66 grams of hashish, 59 grams of tobacco, a lighter and rolling papers. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $7800.

The police have been notified.

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 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:

Line Dumais
Regional Manager, Communications
Correctional Service Canada, Quebec Region
450 967-3350