In­ter­net is be­ing used for drug traf­fick­ing

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The In­ter­net is a key chan­nel for the un­der­ground drug mar­ket, and the coun­try is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a ris­ing wave of drug-re­lated crimes, with the In­ter­net serv­ing as a key chan­nel for the un­der­ground drug mar­ket, an anti- drug of­fi­cial said.

“The In­ter­net has be­come an in­creas­ingly ac­tive plat­form for the or­ga­ni­za­tion and oper­a­tion of drug abuse and traf­fick­ing,” Liu Yue­jin, di­rec­tor of the min­istry’s nar­cotics con­trol bureau, said in an in­ter­view.

Crim­i­nals also use the In­ter­net to learn how to source ma­te­rial and make drugs il­le­gally, he said.

To fight in­creas­ing drug crimes via the In­ter­net, the po­lice launched a na­tion­wide crack­down last sum­mer. In eight days start­ing on July 29, po­lice ar­rested 2,120 sus­pects and smashed 11 drug pro­duc­tion cen­ters.

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