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Correctional staff seize suspected dangerous drugs

    

     Officers of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 7) found an inmate remanded in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre had discharged suspected dangerous drugs and rapidly stopped the smuggling of dangerous drugs into the centre.

     The male inmate, aged 33, was admitted to the centre on April 5 for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

     Acting on intelligence and during security checks, officers found that he had discharged one tablet of suspected dangerous drugs at 8.15am and two tablets of suspected dangerous drugs at 9.15am yesterday, as well as another 9 tablets of suspected dangerous drugs at 7.45am today. All the 12 tablets of suspected dangerous drugs were wrapped in plastic sheets.

     The CSD spokesperson said, "The department takes every measure to stop the introduction 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 51 seizures of dangerous drugs this year to date. Most seizures were made in reception centres.


Ends/Saturday, April 7, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:30

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