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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (August 17) intercepted a person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by concealing them inside his body.

     The 38-year-old person in custody was recalled and admitted to the institution for breaching a supervision order on August 11. 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.

     At 3.30pm today, he discharged 10 packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped with plastic sheet. 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/Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 19:29