Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

June 27, 2017 17:09 ET

Seizure of unauthorized items at Archambault Institution

STE-ANNE DES PLAINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 27, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 19, 2017 at about 3h30 pm., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized at Archambault, a medium security federal institution.

The unauthorized items seized included 253 grams of tobacco, one cellular phone, four batteries and some trafficked wires. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $7060.

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

Contact Information

  • Jonathan Huet
    Assistant warden, management services
    Archambault institution
    450-478-5960 ext: 8120