Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at the Regional Reception Centre
On November 30, 2020, around 6:30 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
The contraband and unauthorized items seized included six cell phones with SIM cards and chargers, a homemade knife, a hacksaw blade, 1 gram of suboxone and 10.3 grams of hashish. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $14 830.
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.