Input: Yu Pin
Source: Xinhua | Updated: 2019-04-26 14:58
KUNMING - Police in Southwest China's Yunnan province arrested one suspect for drug trafficking, and seized about 30.6 kg of opium, the public security bureau of the Tengchong city said Friday.
The anti-narcotics police in Tengchong received a tip-off in late February that a drug dealer often smuggles drugs from Myanmar to Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in the province. Police immediately set up an investigation team and dispatched officers to the border areas of Dehong.
On April 17, police caught the suspect surnamed Pai in Zhina village in Yingjiang county and seized 14 packages of opium with a total weight of 30.59 kg from his unlicensed motorcycle.
The suspect is currently being held in police custody. Further investigation is underway.
Yunnan is a major front in China's battle against drug crime, as it borders the Golden Triangle known for its rampant drug production and trafficking.