Unauthorized items seized at Minimum Security Unit of Federal Training Centre

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A package containing unauthorized items was seized on May 13 on the perimeter of the minimum security unit at the Federal Training Centre.

The unauthorized items seized included 31 pouches of tobacco, 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 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.

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

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