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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre intercepted suspected dangerous drugs concealed inside the body of a remand person in custody today (January 11).

     The 34-year-old male remand person in custody underwent X-ray body scanning on his admission to the centre yesterday and was suspected to have swallowed dangerous drugs.

     Until about 11.40am today, the remand person in custody was found to have discharged 20 small packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheet. He was remanded for an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

     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 six seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year.

Ends/Saturday, January 11, 2014
Issued at HKT 21:34