Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

October 23, 2013 12:14 ET

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Drummond Institution

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2013) - On October 20, 2013, at about 4:00 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution.

The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 120 grams of tobacco, 80 grams of hashish and 56 grams of marijuana. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $15,520.

Correctional Service of Canada (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.

Contact Information

  • Serge Abergel
    Regional Communications Manager
    Correctional Service Canada