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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (April 19) intercepted a remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the centre by concealing them inside his body.

     The 40-year-old remand person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs on April 18. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, he was suspected to have swallowed suspected dangerous drugs before admission and was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.

     At 4.05pm today, he had discharged five 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 persons in its custody."

Ends/Thursday, April 19, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:43