Record Drug Haul

Beijing Review - - This Week -

Po­lice in cen­tral China’s Hubei Prov­ince have de­tained six peo­ple for traf­fick­ing 92 kg of heroin in­tended to be sold in north­west China.

It is the largest amount of heroin seized in Hubei in 10 years, a po­lice spokesper­son in Wuhan, the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal, said on Au­gust 23.

Wuhan po­lice re­ceived a tip-off that a large amount of drugs would be smug­gled into Hubei and neigh­bor­ing Hu­nan Prov­ince from abroad in Au­gust.

Four of the sus­pects, who ar­rived in Wuhan on Au­gust 11, were put un­der sur­veil­lance and two days later, one of them was nabbed with 22 kg of heroin in a suit­case in a build­ing ma­te­ri­als mar­ket.

On Au­gust 13, three more, in­clud­ing their leader, named only as Liu, were ar­rested from a ho­tel.

Liu con­fessed that two other ac­com­plices were car­ry­ing more heroin and the in­for­ma­tion led to the cap­ture of the pair on Au­gust 15. They were found to be car­ry­ing 70 kg of heroin and 6 kg of metham­phetamine.

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