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Man caught in Southwest China for cross-border drug trafficking

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-03 17:54

KUNMING - A man was caught in Southwest China's Yunnan province carrying drugs from Myanmar to China, according to local police Monday.

The man, surnamed Wang, was driving a red car to Mangshi city last Tuesday morning, when border police stopped him and found him very nervous. After a thorough check, they found 17 lumps of methamphetamine in the car boot. They later seized a further ten lumps from the seat.

The methamphetamine weighed 13.45 kilograms in total. Wang told police that a man in Myanmar asked him to carry it to Kunming, capital of Yunnan, and offered to give him 500,000 yuan (about $72,500) after the trip.

The investigation is ongoing.

Mangshi is the capital city of the Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture, which is near the opium-producing Golden Triangle. Border police in the prefecture seized 1.6 tonnes of narcotics, completed 668 drug-related investigations and arrested 662 suspects in 2016.

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