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Student arrested for smuggling drugs

A STUDENT from Sichuan Province who concealed drugs in his body to take them from Myanmar to Shanghai has been arrested, Baoshan District prosecutors said yesterday.

The man, surnamed Yu, had five packs of heroin tablets, weighing about 30 grams, in his body and was carrying another 676 grams of drugs, containing over 74 percent heroin, in his suitcase, prosecutors said.

According to the Baoshan District People’s Procuratorate, Yu, 20, saw an online post about a part-time job carrying “goods” and promising payments of 10,000 yuan (US$1,411) to 50,000 yuan a time.

Yu was told to go to Yunnan Province and was picked up by a driver at a town in southern Xishuangbanna on May 18, who took him to China’s border with Myanmar where a Burmese man took him to a hotel. 

At dawn the next day, a man and a woman came to his hotel room and the woman gave him a bag of around 60 tablets, asking him to swallow them.

Yu was taken back to China and at the airport in Xishuangbanna was given a ticket to Shanghai and a suitcase. Yu was caught at Pudong International Airport on May 20.


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