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PROSECUTORS in Jilin Province have ratified the arrest of the deputy police chief Wang Yufan of Tonghua City, for his alleged involvement in organized crime.

Fourteen accomplices were also arrested, Hunan-based reported yesterday.

Wang, 47, joined the police force in 1982, and was promoted to be the vice director of the Public Security Bureau in Tonghua City in 1998.

Wang and his accomplices face charges of gambling, drug trading, kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms. Among the accomplices is the director of the Public Security Bureau in Tonghua County under Tonghua City.

The report said the gang recruited more than 20 unemployed thugs to seize property, occupy mining plants and extort from traders.

The report did not detail the charges or how much money was involved.

The Ministry of Public Security began to receive information about Wang's crimes from the beginning of this year. In the past, Wang had been nominated outstanding civil servant and Party member and gained two merit awards.

The Discipline Inspection Commission and police began to investigate his case and detained him in June.


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