Officers of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (March 16) found an inmate remanded in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre had discharged suspected dangerous drugs and rapidly prevented smuggling of dangerous drugs into the centre.
The inmate, aged 57, was admitted to the centre on March 14 for the offences of trafficking in dangerous drugs and theft. Under security check, officers found that he had discharged a total of six tablets of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic.
Officers also found the inmate had discharged a total of eight tablets of suspected dangerous drugs in three times yesterday (March 15).
The CSD spokesperson said, "The department takes every measure to prevent the smuggling of dangerous drugs into correctional institutions and to eradicate their presence there. We are committed to maintaining a drug-free environment for all people in its custody."
The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.
There have been 40 seizures of dangerous drugs this year to date. Most seizures were made in reception centres.
Ends/Friday, March 16, 2012
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