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Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into reception centre

     Correctional officers seized a quantity of suspected dangerous drugs from a male supervisee who had been recalled for breach of Supervision Order at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (July 30).

     During admission search by officers at the centre at about 12.40pm, the 32-year-old male supervisee surrendered one plastic bag containing suspected dangerous drugs.

     The case was 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 56 seizures of dangerous drugs to date this year. Most of the seizures were made in various reception centres.

Ends/Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Issued at HKT 22:35


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