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City narcs make cross-region bust

POLICE have detained seven suspects in Shanghai and other parts of China for an alleged series of drug trades involving the manufacture and sale of amphetamines and hallucinogens.

The cross-province prosecution, in which 25.5 kilograms of raw materials for "ice" and ketamine along with finished products were seized, was the biggest such drug bust so far this year, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau said yesterday.

It involved suspects linked in a web of drug transactions in Shanghai, neighboring Zhejiang Province and Guangdong Province in south China.

Shanghai police said they began their investigation after receiving a tip from an informant picked up in another case. The informant reportedly told them that a woman named Yi Xiaobai, a resident of Guangdong's Shenzhen, was selling drugs to dealers in Shanghai, Zhejiang's Jiaxing and Suzhou in Jiangsu Province.

The tipster alleged that Yi purchased a large amount of illicit drugs from an underground processing factory in Guangdong's Shanwei and had them transported to Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

"She was about to expand her drug-trafficking network this year," said a frontline officer with Hongkou District police who asked not to be named.

Investigators said they learned that Yi sold drugs to a person surnamed Yu in Shanghai, who shipped them via trucks running under the name of a local logistics company. Officers said they found that Yu was also dealing with another supplier in Shenzhen city, a man surnamed Mo.

On April 24, officers followed Yu to Shenzhen where he allegedly met with Yi and Mo to arrange another truck shipment.

Returning to Shanghai three days later, Yu was seized as he sold drugs to a local suspect surnamed Chu in a hotel in Zhabei District, police said. Chu was caught before he could leave with 500 grams of crystal methamphetamine, or "ice," 1,000 grams of the hallucinogen ketamine and more than 1,000 "ice" tablets, according to investigators.

Yi and Mo were also picked up. And Shanghai police caught another two of Yu's alleged buyers and a supplier to Mo.


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