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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Pik Uk Correctional Institution today (September 6) intercepted a remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the reception centre by concealing them inside his body.

     The 20-year-old remand person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs on September 5. 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 7am today, he discharged four packs of suspected drugs wrapped with plastic sheet, each measuring about 4 centimetres long and weighing 40 grams in total. 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/Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:59