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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre intercepted a male remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by concealing them inside his body.

     On August 19, the 55-year-old newly admitted person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, he was suspected to have swallowed dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.

     As at 8.30am today he had discharged eight packs 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, August 31, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:06