A spokesman for Correctional Services Department said today (July 15) that officers of the Department seized suspected dangerous drugs from an inmate on remand at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre consecutively for two days since yesterday, stopping attempts to smuggle dangerous drugs into correctional institutions.
Acting on intelligence, officers found that the inmate had discharged a total of 39 tablets of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheets on three occasions during the security checks yesterday evening and this morning.
The male inmate, aged 53, was remanded at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre yesterday for an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.
The spokesperson said, "With 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 case has been reported to the Police for investigation.
There have been 90 seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year. Most seizures were made in reception centres.
Ends/Sunday, July 15, 2012
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