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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 23).

     At 7pm, while conducting security checks in the reception office on a 43-year-old male remand person in custody after his court hearing, the officers found half of 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 assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:54

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