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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers seized a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs from the private belongings of a remand person in custody in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (January 13).

     At 3.25pm, while conducting security checks against a 52-year-old newly admitted male remand person in custody in the reception office, the officers found a blue tablet suspected to be dangerous drugs from a pocket of his jacket.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     A spokesperson for the Correctional Services 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."

     The person in custody was remanded for an offence of inducing others to commit fraud.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:05

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