Over 1,000 drug cases solved in five months

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

A to­tal of 1,046 drug cases were de­tected and solved by Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Bu­reau be­tween Jan­uary and May of 2018, with 6,217 drug ad­dicts caught in the act, Shang­hai Ob­server re­ported Mon­day.

Among all the city’s reg­is­tered drug ad­dicts, male and fe­male drug users ac­count for 79 per­cent and 21 per­cent re­spec­tively. Lo­cal per­ma­nent res­i­dents ac­count for 68 per­cent of all drug users, while those from other re­gions ac­count for only 32 per­cent. No­tably, most of­fend­ers in drug-re­lated crimes are mid­dle-aged un­em­ployed lo­cals.

Smug­gling, traf­fick­ing, trans­port­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing drugs con­sti­tute the most cases, with 741 cases of drug use, up 26 per­cent on a yearly ba­sis. At present, syn­thetic drugs are Shang­hai’s drug of choice, with new-types of drugs ap­pear­ing in the lo­cal con­sump­tion mar­ket.

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