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Archive for June 26th, 2010

Drugs in China- They Blame the Foreigners

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 26, 2010

Chinese are xenophobic, but I have heard that the Africans are greatly involved in the drug trade here. Just the other day in GZO, you could smell the weed from a few Africans spliffs while they strolled in front of a classy mall. But as the article below seems to say, it is the foreigners who are the problem with drugs in China.

“BEIJING – A growing number of foreigners have been involved in drug trafficking in the country, latest figures from Chinese courts and customs showed.

Local courts in the Chinese capital tried 36 cases of drug trafficking that involved foreigners last year, 12 times the number in 2006, the Beijing Higher People’s Court said on Thursday, two days before the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The Haikou Customs in the southern province of Hainan said on Thursday that more women from Southeast Asian and African countries have also been caught in drug trafficking in the province.

China has been taking a tough stance against international drug traffickers. It executed a British citizen and a Japanese national late last year and this April for the crime, despite international calls for leniency.

The two foreigners were caught trafficking drugs in 2007 and 2006, respectively, but their executions were not carried out until recently.

Three South Koreans are also facing charges of selling 4.5 kg of methamphetamine last July in China. One of them was charged with holding an additional 5.7 kg of drugs last June, Yonhap News Agency reported.

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