Correctional officers at Tai Lam Centre for Women today (July 24) intercepted a female remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the centre by concealing them inside her body.
The 37-year-old person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug on July 20. After undergoing X-ray body scanning, she was suspected to have swallowed suspected dangerous drugs before admission. She was therefore separated and put under close monitoring.
At 2.25pm today, she discharged one pack of a suspected dangerous drug with a weight of about 19 grams wrapped in plastic. 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 custody."
Ends/Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:47