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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers at Tai Lam Centre for Women today (March 3) intercepted a remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the centre by concealing them inside her body.

     The 46-year-old remand person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs on February 28. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, she was suspected to have swallowed suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.

     By 2.35pm today, she had discharged seven 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, March 3, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:15