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Beijing's illegal drug haul nearly doubled

By Zhang Yi ( Updated: 2016-02-25 18:28

Beijing police seized 280 kilograms of illegal drugs last year, nearly doubling the previous year's haul of 150 kilos, the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau reported on Thursday.

The number of suspected drug dealers detained in the capital last year reached 11,000, more than three times the previous year's number, the bureau said. Of those, 660 suspects were involved in online trading of 56 kilos of illicit drugs.

Nationwide, China added about 530,000 new drug users to its database. Registered drug users numbered 2.35 million at the end of the year.

In 2015, across the country, there were 165,000 cases related to drug crimes, 194,000 suspects were detained and 102.5 metric tons of drugs were seized.

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