China seizes 11.5 tons of drugs

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Chi­nese po­lice seized 11.5 met­ric tons of drugs dur­ing an op­er­a­tion to crack down on drug pro­duc­tion that was launched in Fe­bru­ary, an of­fi­cial said on Fri­day. Liu Yue­jin, deputy di­rec­tor of the China Na­tional Nar­cotic Con­trol Com­mis­sion, said the drugs ac­counted for nearly 40 per­cent of the to­tal seized na­tion­wide in the same pe­riod. Up to 89 drug lab­o­ra­to­ries were de­stroyed and 575 sus­pects ar­rested dur­ing the op­er­a­tion.

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