Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution

From: Correctional Service Canada

January 2, 2019 – Donnacona, Québec – Correctional Service Canada

On December 28, 2018, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution.

A search was conducted to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates.

Items seized include 1,456 grams of tobacco, 24.5 grams of hashish, 420 caplets of steroids, cell phones, and SIM cards. In total, the institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $44,565. The file has been transferred to the Sûreté du Québec.

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 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.

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.

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