Over 130,000 people arrested in the drug war in China

Over 130,000 people arrested in the drug war in China

During the public campaign of prohibiting drugs in every Chinese city that started half-a-year ago in China, almost 43 tons of illegitimate drugs were confiscated.

Chinese police forces have put more than 133,000 people under arrest for illegal drug dealing.

During the public campaign of prohibiting drugs in every Chinese city that started half-a-year ago in China, almost 43 tons of illegitimate drugs were confiscated. Also, the authorities informed about 115,000 drug-related offenses such as armed assault or thieving and nearly 600,000 drug-using cases.

Drug raid in Lufeng, China

Drug raid in Lufeng, China

However, the operation didn’t pass without casualties: 657 police officers were wounded, 67 of them were severely wounded and another nine died. The government rewarded over 100 people for their acting in the campaign.

The Assistant Minister of Public Security said that criminal groups experienced a heavy strike and drug users have been put under coercive control. He also mentioned that China’s drug problem hasn’t been solved yet because of the online drug business only grew bigger during the past years.

Many watchers said that this drug banning campaign is one of the hardest that had ever took place in China. Police has uncovered 1700 drug-cases and made nearly 8,000 drug-related arrests only in Beijing.

Last years in China were also famous for the arrests of the celebrities. Many stars and film directors were arrested and brought to justice because of drug accidents. Jaycee Chan, the 32-year-old son of the famous Chinese actor Jackie Chan had been arrested in 2014 on drug charges. Police said that they have arrested Jaycee and Kai Ko, a 23-year-old actor, during a raid in Dongcheng district in Beijing. Both of them showed positive results on marijuana tests.

Jaycee and Jackie Chans

Jaycee and Jackie Chans

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