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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Centre for Women today (January 20) intercepted a female remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by concealing them inside her body.

     On January 18, the 51-year-old newly admitted person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, she was suspected to have swallowed suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.

     As at 9.10am today, she 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/Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Issued at HKT 19:46