China Arrests 134,000 for Drug-Related Crimes: National Narcotics Control Commission

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  June 27, 2016 at 5:06 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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The National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC) reported that a total of 134,000 persons with suspected links to nearly 113,000 drug-related crimes over the past year have been arrested in China.
 China Arrests 134,000 for Drug-Related Crimes: National Narcotics Control Commission
China Arrests 134,000 for Drug-Related Crimes: National Narcotics Control Commission

At least 1,238 suspects were arrested and around 2.8 tonnes of drugs were seized by the railway police alone, Xinhua news agency reported.

State Councillor Guo Shengkun, also head of the NNCC, inspected a compulsory detoxification center under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on Friday prior to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, 2016.

Guo called for a prolonged 'People's War' to stop the spread of drugs, saying all social forces should be mobilized for drug control.

The state councilor also vowed 'zero tolerance' and severe punishment for drug-related crimes in order to deter offenders.

Source: IANS

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