127 kg of drugs seized in Yunnan

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KUNMING (Xinhua) – Police in southwest China’s Yunnan Province have arrested three people on suspicion of smuggling drugs from Myanmar to China and seized over 127 kg of methamphetamine, local authorities said yesterday.

Police in Gengma County received information on Tuesday that a tractor with a Myanmar license plate had crossed the border into Yunnan.

Police immediately set up an investigation team and nabbed three suspects in the tractor the same day. Three bags of methamphetamine, weighing 127.45 kg in total, were found in the vehicle.

The suspects are being held for further questioning to determine if they were linked to drug smuggling syndicates.

Yunnan is a major front in China’s battle against drug crime, as it borders the Golden Triangle, an area spanning Thailand, Laos and Myanmar that is notorious for rampant drug production and trafficking.

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