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Correctional staff intercept suspected dangerous drugs

     Correctional Services staff of Tai Lam Correctional Institution (TLCI) seized a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs in a letter addressed to an inmate today (January 23).

      At about 2.50pm, TLCI staff discovered a small quantity of white powder wrapped in paper concealed in a letter during a security check. The case was reported to the Police for further investigation.

      A spokesperson for the department said, "The department takes every measure to stop the introduction of dangerous drugs into correctional institutions in order to maintain good order and discipline in a drug-free environment for all people in its custody."

     There have been six seizures of suspected dangerous drugs so far this year. Most of the seizures were made in reception centres.

Ends/Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Issued at HKT 20:31