China: Police seize over 144.5 kg drugs in banana transport

Chinese authorities have stated that police officers seized 144.5 kg of drugs including heroin and methylamphetamines on a truck transporting bananas in the city of Tongren, in south-west China's Guizhou Province.

In late March, police in southwest China's Yunnan Province got information that a group of people was planning to transport drugs from Myanmar to central China's Hubei Province. The police immediately set up a task force. They found out last Saturday that the suspicious vehicle had entered Yunnan and was heading for Guizhou. One day later, assisted by Guizhou police, they intercepted the truck transporting bananas and caught one suspect.

Sixty-five cartons of methamphetamines weighing 131.95 kg and six cartons of heroin weighing 12.55 kg were found on the truck. Yunnan is a major front in China's war on drugs, as it borders the Golden Triangle, which is notorious for drug production and trafficking. Further investigations are underway.


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