Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (July 17) and today (July 18) intercepted the smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by a male person in custody who had concealed the drugs inside his body.
On July 15, the 49-year-old newly admitted person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs. Officers arranged for him to undergo X-ray body scanning. He was suspected to have swallowed some suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.
From yesterday until 7.20am today, he discharged a total of five pellets 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/Saturday, July 18, 2015
Issued at HKT 21:45