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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Centre for Women today (May 8) intercepted a female remand person in custody from smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by concealing them inside the body.

     On May 5, the 50-year-old newly-admitted person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs. Officers arranged her to undergo X-ray body scanning. She was suspected to have swallowed some suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore put under close monitoring.

     As at 5.15pm today, she discharged 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/Friday, May 8, 2015
Issued at HKT 23:07