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Correctional staff seize suspected dangerous drugs


     Correctional officers seized suspected dangerous drugs from an inmate on remand at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre this afternoon (July 19), stopping attempts to smuggle dangerous drugs into correctional institutions.

     Acting on intelligence, officers found that the inmate had discharged a tablet of suspected dangerous drugs, measuring 2cm x 6cm and weighing about 16.8 gram, wrapped in plastic sheet during the security checks.

     The male inmate, aged 46, was remanded at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today 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 91 seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year. Most seizures were made in reception centres.


Ends/Thursday, July 19, 2012
Issued at HKT 21:36