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  1. SmokeTwibz

    (Reuters) - Police in China have arrested 60,500 people for drug-related crimes and seized 11.14 metric tons of narcotics in a vast, multi-city sweep, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

    Police handled 52,800 drug crime cases from late September to December during a campaign dubbed "Ban drugs in hundreds of cities", it said, quoting the Ministry of Public Security. The campaign will last until April.

    The ministry said earlier that around 180,000 drug users had been punished by mid-December, with 55,679 sent to compulsory rehabilitation centers.

    Illegal drugs, especially synthetic substances like methamphetamine, ketamine and ecstasy, have grown in popularity in China in tandem with the rise of a new urban class with greater disposable incomes.

    Authorities have stepped up efforts to combat drugs, teaming up with Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to try to stem the flow of drugs from Southeast Asia, even arresting a string of celebrities on drug charges to bring publicity to the issue.

    January 15, 2015
    John Ruwitch | Reuters
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/16/us-china-drugs-idUSKBN0KP04P20150116

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    SmokeTwibz
    My name is Jason Jones. I'm from Rochester, MN and I'm 35 years old. I scrap metal and work as grounds keeper at a local trailer park. In the winter, I shovel a bunch of driveways and sidewalks to make some extra money and to stay busy. In my free time, I try to find interesting articles about the war on drugs that I can post on Drugs-Forum, so that the information can reach a wider audience.

Comments

  1. Alfa
    This is quite a massive operation. Is there any more information on this campaign?
  2. Reclaimer
    Yeah more information would be nice... What drugs are they after? All Drugs including but not even limited to RC's? counterfit pills/drugs? ect ect.
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