Correctional Service of Canada



Correctional Service of Canada

June 03, 2014 12:21 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Donnacona Institution

DONNACONA, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 3, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 2nd, 2014 at 9 AM, security intelligence officers at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring illicit drugs and unauthorized items into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers. The contraband seized includes 20 grams of tobacco and 30 grams of hashish. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $4,686.

The Sûreté du Québec has been notified and is investigating.

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

  • Moema Mendonca
    Chief, Finance
    Donnacona Institution
    418.284.2455 ext. 2150