DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - At approximately 8:15 a.m. on October 9, 2012, as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff, a package was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary located in Drummondville.
Upon inspection, a total of 662 grams of tobacco was seized. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $10,592.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) imposed a total smoking ban in all federal correctional facilities through a phased-approach on May 5, 2008.
CSC is strengthening measures to prevent unauthorized substance from entering institutions, in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.