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Correctional officer finds suspected dangerous drugs outside institution

     A correctional officer found a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs outside the main gate of Tong Fuk Correctional Institution today (November 18).

     At about 11.30am, the officer found a piece of folded white paper outside the main gate of the institution. A small quantity of white powder suspected to be a dangerous drug was found inside the folded paper.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     A spokesperson for the department said, "The department takes every measure to stop the introduction of dangerous drugs or unauthorised articles 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 84 seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year. Most of the seizures were made in reception centres.

Ends/Monday, November 18, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:15

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