54 gangs shut down, 573 held

China Daily - - CHINA -

The Shanxi pub­lic se­cu­rity au­thor­ity shut down 54 crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions and gangs en­gaged in gang-re­lated crimes dur­ing its re­cent cam­paign against such ac­tiv­i­ties that be­gan last month, it an­nounced on Tues­day. Ac­cord­ing to the au­thor­ity, 573 sus­pects were de­tained and a to­tal of 473 crim­i­nal cases were cracked. It also said the 54 gangs in­cluded 10 en­gaged in pornog­ra­phy, gam­bling and drug abuse, while oth­ers were in­volved with vi­o­lent loan col­lec­tions and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

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