Pharmacy test cheating plot uncovered
Police have detained 10 people in Huainan, Anhui province, suspected of helping dozens of students cheat on last year’s national examination for licensed pharmacists. Nine suspects are from vocational training companies in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, while the other one, from Shandong province, is accused of providing the cheating devices. When inspecting an examination room in Huainan on Nov 18 — the first day of the two-day exam — police noticed a female examinee, surnamed Bu, staring at something resembling an eraser. “We checked the ‘eraser’ and found it was actually a tiny device with a display screen that could receive messages,” said Gao Kun, a police officer from Huainan’s Shannan New District. “Twenty-six more examinees from multiple provinces were later caught at the site for the same reason,” said Gao, who has been leading the investigation team.