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Young netted in drug abuse blitz

By Cao Yin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-20 07:09:54

The problem has become a hot issue for the nation's authorities, with a series of youthful celebrities involved

Young people comprise the majority arrested in recent years during the police crackdown on drug use, Beijing police and experts say.

More than 7,800 people have been arrested for alleged drug offenses in the capital since January. Of these, just over 70 percent are under the age of 35, the Beijing Public Security Bureau says.

Young netted in drug abuse blitz

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