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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

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

     After undergoing X-ray body scanning, the 41-year-old remand person in custody was suspected to have swallowed dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore put under isolation and close monitoring on October 26. After discharging seven packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheet the day before yesterday, he further discharged nine packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheet at 10.20am today (October 30).

     The case was reported to the Police for investigation.

     The person in custody was remanded 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 or unauthorised articles into correctional institutions in order to maintain good order and discipline in a drug-free environment for all people in its custody."

Ends/Monday, October 30, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:45