Correctional Services Officers of Tai Lam Centre for Women seized a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs from the personal belongings of an inmate who was sentenced to receive treatment in drug addiction treatment centre today (March 14).
At about 4.10pm, the 25-year-old female inmate, who had been convicted for possession of dangerous drugs, was sent to the Centre from court hearing. The officers discovered a small quantity of white powder suspected to be dangerous drugs in her handbag during security check.
The case was reported to the Police for further investigation.
A spokesperson for the Correctional Services 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 16 seizures of suspected dangerous drugs so far this year. Most of the seizures were made in reception centres.
Ends/Thursday, March 14, 2013
Issued at HKT 20:40