Inmate passes heroin packets
A man remanded to Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on a drug charge on Wednesday was found to have swallowed 33 packets of suspected heroin. Acting on a tip-off, staff put the 54-year-old man in an isolation cell, where he passed the packets yesterday. In a separate case, a 25-year-old woman remanded to Tai Lam Centre for Women on Wednesday on a drug charge was found to have a plastic bag of ketamine in her mouth.
Bus driver in hit-and-run arrest
A 45-year-old bus driver has been arrested over a fatal hit-and-run accident in Tsuen Wan last week and released on HK$5,000 bail. Police are trying to find an urban taxi driver believed to have been driving behind the bus at 7.10am on January 9 when it hit Wu Pang-ting, 23, at the corner of Shing Mun and Castle Peak roads. Anyone with details can call 3661 1348 or 3661 1300.
Warning on slimming product
The Department of Health warned the public not to buy or use a Canadian slimming product, Energy II, because it contains a western drug with side effects. The appeal came after a woman complained of breathing difficulty and a fast pulse after consuming the product, which she bought online.
There was no winner of the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 8, 19, 24, 35, 36 and 40. The extra number was 23. Two tickets each won second prize of HK$698,010. Third prize paid HK$34,790.