From January to May, Guangdong police have closed more than 4600 drug-related cases, with 5.4 tons of drugs being seized during these operations, according to a press conference held by Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department on June 13rd.
“More than 6000 drug-related suspects were prosecuted from January, 2017 to May, 2018,” said Lin Weixiong, Deputy Director-General of Guangdong’s Provincial Public Security Department. “More campaigns are to be launched soon, as fighthing against drugs and related crimes is a long-term task.”
Guangdong police arresting drug-related suspect.
According to the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, police in Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Shanwei and Jieyang have broken up a cross-border drug ring this month, seizing 4.79 kilograms of crystal meth in the process.
39 suspects were detained during the operation, of whom 16 are Vietnamese. Furthermore, police seized 4 pistols and 44 rounds of ammunition.
Guangdong seizing firearms.
Guangzhou and Foshan police have cracked down on another drug gang, seizing 5.2kg heroin and 10g crystal meth. As of June 11th, 20 suspects had been detained, including 12 expats.
Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department indicated that a number of cross-border drug trafficking channels and distribution centers have been destroyed.
According to Chinese Criminal Law, people who smuggle, sell or produce more than 50kg drugs, such as heroin and crystal meth, will be sentenced at least 15 years in prison, with possibility of life imprisonment or even the death penalty.
Guangdong police also remind people never to help strangers carry something when entering or exiting China.