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Stereosonic To Probe Claims Security Guard Took Drugs

The company responsible for Stereosonic's security will investigate claims that one of its guards was hospitalised after taking drugs at the weekend's Sydney event.

It comes after more than 48,000 revellers flocked to the Stereosonic festival at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, where Sylvia Choi, 25, collapsed and later died in hospital after allegedly taking the drug ecstasy.

On Monday an industry insider told AAP it wasn't uncommon for security guards at festivals to smuggle in and sell drugs while on the job.

Simon Austin, managing director of Red Dawn Security, says the company will be working with authorities to investigate the allegations.

"Red Dawn Security takes the allegations very seriously and has launched a full internal investigation regarding the alleged behaviour of one of our contracted security guards at Stereosonic on the weekend," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We do not condone any of our staff abandoning their posts or taking illicit substances with patrons either during or after a shift."


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