Police bust drug factory in S China

Updated: 2010-10-12 09:17
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GUANGZHOU - Police in South China's Guangdong province have busted an underground workshop manufacturing methamphetamine, commonly known as "ice", and arrested four suspects, authorities said Monday.

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Police raided the drug factory in a rented apartment in South China's boomtown of Shenzhen on June 15, confiscating more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine, drug-making equipments, and more than 1.4 million yuan ($209,000).

The prime suspect, nick named A Wei, had been wanted by police since 2000 for drug crimes, police said.

In China, smuggling, trafficking, transporting and manufacturing narcotic drugs can lead to capital punishment.