Guangdong police seize 2 tons of crystal meth

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/10/20 23:03:40

Police in South China's Guangdong Province seized two tons of methamphetamine, or meth, in the latest crackdown on a cross-border drug trafficking ring.

Deng Jianwei, head of drug enforcement at Guangdong's Public Security Department, said Thursday that police in Jieyang, Shanwei, Shenzhen and Guangzhou arrested more than 10 people and closed two drug production sites in two police raids.

Police also seized two replica handguns and more than 10 bullets.

In mid-September, local police received information that several people, including one from Hong Kong and another from Vietnam, were planning to traffic drugs to Hong Kong, Deng said.

Late last month, police stormed a drugs production site in Panyu, Guangzhou and seized one person and 1.1 tons of solid and liquid meth, he said.

The remaining members of the drug ring then moved their production to Jieyang. This month, police stormed the second site and arrested more than 10 people and 0.9 tons of meth, Deng said.

In the first three quarters of the year, Guangdong police said they have uncovered 15,000 drug cases, arrested 19,000 people and seized 14.7 tons of drugs. 

A court in Zhuhai, Guangdong sentenced four convicted drug dealers to death in June. Two were given a two-year reprieve.



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