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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (June 20) intercepted a remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by concealing them inside his body.

     The 42-year-old remand person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs on June 18. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, he was suspected to have swallowed suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.

     By 1.55pm today, he had discharged eight packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic. The case has been reported to the Police for follow-up.

     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 and a drug-free environment for all people in its custody."

Ends/Monday, June 20, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:12