Local police in the city of Taiyuan, north China’s Shanxi Province, nabbed six suspects and seized nearly 40 kg of heroin in a drug trafficking case.
Back in 2019, the police uncovered a criminal gang that smuggled drugs into Shanxi and later caught five suspects in the city of Xinzhou, seizing over 5 kg of heroin and freezing drug-related assets worth more than 1 million yuan (about 146,000 U.S. dollars).
Police investigation since the beginning of this year to trace the criminal chain led to a suspect surnamed Yang. In May, authorities learned about Yang’s return to China. He was eventually apprehended in southwest China’s Yunnan Province with 33 kg of heroin.
Investigation revealed that in December 2019, Yang trafficked drugs from overseas into the city of Lincang in Yunnan and assigned two women to transfer the drugs to Shanxi.