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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into correctional institution

     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Centre for Women yesterday (November 6) intercepted a female remand person in custody who was smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the correctional institution by concealing them inside her body.

     The 58-year-old person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug on November 3. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, she was suspected to have swallowed dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore put under isolation and close monitoring.

     By 5.55pm yesterday, she had discharged 12 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, November 7, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:55