Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

August 10, 2017 14:20 ET

Seizure of contraband at Archambault Institution - Medium security unit

LAVAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 10, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

On August 8th, 2017, at about 10:45 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing tobacco was seized on the perimeter of Archambault institution, a medium security federal institution.

The package seized contained 500 grams of tobacco. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $10,000.

The 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.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

Contact Information

  • Linda Giordano
    Deputy Warden
    Archambault Institution
    (450) 478-5960, ext: 8800