Latest News:  
Beijing   Heavy rain/Thundershower    27 / 23 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

China arrests women trafficking heroin from Myanmar


11:11, July 25, 2012

KUNMING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Police have arrested two Chinese women who allegedly smuggled a large amount of heroin across the country's border with Myanmar amid the latest crackdown on drug trafficking in the region, local officials said Tuesday.

The two were caught in a rural area of Lincang, a border city in southwest China's Yunnan province, at noon Monday. Twelve stacks of heroin weighing 11.82 kg and a small amount of methamphetamine, commonly known as "ice," were found in the truck they were driving, police said.

Police were tipped off that the pair would attempt to smuggle drugs from the city of Laukkai in Myanmar five days in advance. One of the women was pregnant while the other was traveling with her 8-month-old infant, police added. Their identities were not immediately revealed to the public.

People convicted of trafficking more than 50 grams of heroin can face the death sentence, according to China's penal code.

Yunnan, which borders the notorious "Golden Triangle" of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, is at the forefront of China's anti-drug efforts. Police detained 167 suspects in drug-related crimes and seized 528 tonnes of precursor chemicals in the province last year.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Exhibition marking PLA 85th anniversary

  2. City view of Pyongyang, DPRK

  3. China's shipping industry in recession

  4. Three "poisons" that destroy men's health

  5. Great Wildebeest Migration sets off

  6. Cool! Boldest adventurers around world

Most Popular


  1. S. China Sea issue, where is Philippines’ restraint?
  2. On right track for growth model change
  3. Added value key to countering protectionism
  4. What to expect at London Olympics: Star athletes
  5. What to expect at London Olympics: Beauties
  6. US seeks to create new waves in S.China Sea
  7. Labor test for policymakers
  8. What to expect at London Olympics: Opponents
  9. What to expect at London Olympics: Strong teams
  10. China's bond of commitment

What's happening in China

Fishermen's fears linger after ordeal

  1. Apple's revenue falls sharply in Greater China
  2. Releasing victims' names a gov't responsibility
  3. China to criminalize speeding, vehicle overloading
  4. Officials urge preservation of migrant school
  5. Chinese tune in to homegrown 'The Voice'

China Features

  1. Excessive bacteria found in Bright Dairy products
  2. Tainted infant formula milk powder found in Hunan
  3. Unimaginable potentials of human organs – Eyes
  4. Netizens blast Youku over child porn videos
  5. Let languages grow freely

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai