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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (April 27) intercepted a male remand person in custody from smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the institution by concealing them inside the body.

     On April 24, the 60-year-old newly-admitted person in custody was remanded in the reception centre for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs. Officers arranged him to undergo X-ray body scanning. He was suspected to have swallowed some suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore put under close monitoring.

     As at 10.15am today, he discharged a total of five pieces of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheet. 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."

Ends/Monday, April 27, 2015
Issued at HKT 21:26