Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 17, 2016 14:15 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Items at Federal Training Centre - Minimum Security Unit

LAVAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On May 13, 2016, at about 6:50 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of the minimum security unit at Federal Training Centre.

The unauthorized items seized included 31 tobacco pouches, rolling papers and lighters. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $3,460.

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 strenghtening 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-Francois Cusson
    Acting Regional Communications Manager
    Quebec Region