Officers of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (June 7) stopped attempts to smuggle suspected dangerous drugs into Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre when they seized suspected dangerous drugs from two inmates on remand in the centre.
Acting on intelligence and during security checks today, officers found that the two male inmates, aged 46 and 44, had discharged a total of 12 packs of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic on three occasions.
The two inmates were separately admitted to the centre early this month for the offences of possessing and trafficking in dangerous drugs.
A CSD spokesperson said, "With an effective mechanism to collect intelligence, 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 cases have been reported to the Police for investigation.
There have been 79 seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year. Most of the seizures were made in reception centres.
Ends/Thursday, June 7, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:35