Staff of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) detected an escape plot by an inmate on remand at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (July 27).
Acting on intelligence, the 21-year-old male inmate was found conveying to two female visitors of his plot to escape during the medical appointment at a government hospital.
CSD and the Police conducted a joint operation and subsequently arrested three women and a man at the government hospital, including the two female visitors.
The inmate was admitted to the Reception Centre for trafficking in dangerous drugs.
Ends/Friday, July 27, 2012
Issued at HKT 23:57