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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into institution

     Correctional officers at Nei Kwu Correctional Institution today (January 16) seized a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs from a letter sent to a person in custody.

     At 1.55pm, officers found some white powder suspected to be dangerous drugs inside a letter during a security check. The case has been reported to the Police for further investigation.

     The person in custody was sentenced to undergo drug treatment at the institution for the offence of possession of a dangerous drug.

     A spokesperson for the Correctional Services Department said, "The department takes every measure to stop the introduction of dangerous drugs into correctional institutions in order to maintain good order and discipline in a drug-free environment for all people in its custody."

Ends/Monday, January 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:25