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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into correctional institution

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday (February 9) intercepted a male remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the correctional institution by concealing them inside his body.

     The 40-year-old person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of possession of a dangerous drug on February 6. 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.

     By 7.40pm yesterday, he had discharged nine packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in 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/Friday, February 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:15