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Most illegal narcotics in city come from other parts of China

More than half of all illegal narcotics in Shanghai last year came from other regions of China, city police said today.

Guangdong and Yunnan provinces were the main domestic source of drugs in Shanghai, police said. They added that 7 percent of drugs originated overseas, mostly from Central and South American countries.

About 80 percent of illegal narcotics were synthetic drugs like methamphetamine and ketamine. Some were sold within the city while some were resold to neighboring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces.

Police also said more drugs are being sold online.

In the first five months of this year, police tackled nearly 2,700 drug cases and captured 2,900 suspects. Officers seized about 660 kilograms of drugs in the period.

This month police caught a Hong Kong person with 12.5 kilograms of cocaine at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Earlier this year a gang of seven people were caught with 11 kilograms of methamphetamine in Yangpu District. Also this year, two people were captured with 29.3 kilograms of methamphetamine in Hongkou District.


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