Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

August 09, 2016 14:07 ET

Seizure at Archambault Institution - Medium Security Unit

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 9, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

Two seizures of contraband and unauthorized items were made in the last days in the medium security unit at Archambault Institution in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines.

On August 5, 2016 at noon, an inmate attempted to introduce 95.5 grams of hashish and 3 gr of tobacco. Then on August 8, at 8:45 a.m., another inmate was intercepted with 200 grams of tobacco and 2.5 grams of cocaine.

These seizures are the result of the efforts of security intelligence officers, the detector dog team and correctional officers.
The total institutional value of the seized items amounts to $15,110.

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

Contact Information

  • Jean-Yves Roy
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Correctional Service Canada, Quebec Region
    450 967-3350