Friday, July 18, 2008

Drug Trafficking through Xinjinag province

I recently saw from Chinese press that entry points from the Golden Crescent countries (Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan) to Chinese Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have now become prime trade routes for international drug dealers. Forty such suspected drug traffickers were arrested in the month of June. Most of them were from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Chinese news agencies Xinhua and Zhongguo Xinwen She reported that Urumqi customs officials cracked a transnational drug trafficking case in which two Pakistanis were arrested. Chinese border defence forces have taken a serious view of it and demanded Pakistani customs to prevent drug smuggling from its side.

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