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Correctional officer finds suspected dangerous drugs outside institution

     A correctional officer found a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs outside the Visitors' Registration Room of Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre today (December 12).

     At about 12.40pm, the officer found a small plastic bag containing a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs on the floor outside the Visitors' Registration Room.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     A spokesperson for the department said, "The department takes every measure to stop the introduction of dangerous drugs or unauthorised articles into correctional institutions in order to maintain good order and discipline in a drug-free environment for all people in its custody."

     There have been 92 seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year. Most of the seizures were made in reception centres.

Ends/Thursday, December 12, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:16