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Correctional Service Canada seizes contraband, unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution in Quebec Quebec
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Correctional Service Canada seizes contraband, unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution in Quebec

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Sep 2020, 10:46 pm

Quebec/IBNS: Packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized Sept 20, 21, and 22, 2020 at Donnacona Institution in Quebec, a federal maximum-security institution by vigilant staff members of the Correctional Service Canada (CSC), reported CSC on Monday.

These unauthorized items included cannabis concentrate, marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, SIM cards, cellphone chargers, packages of rolling paper, wax, USB keys, and USB cables with a total estimated institutional value of $211,100

Using a number of tools including ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors CSC, in partnership with the police prevents drugs from entering its institutions to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.   

A complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions was introduced by CSC in 2008.

CSC's dedicated telephone tip line for all federal institutions helps to receive additional information about activities relating 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.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)