Border police seize 2 tons of drugs

Updated: 2014-01-14 16:50


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BEIJING -- Border police from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan Coast Guard have nabbed 126 suspects and confiscated 1,790 kg of drugs since they signed an agreement on mutual judicial assistance in 2009, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Tuesday.

Police also seized about 850 kg of drug ingredients and 1,055 cases of smuggled cigarettes during the same period, a spokesman from the Border Control Department of MPS said at a press conference.

Since the two sides signed the Cross-Straits Agreement on Joint Crime Crackdown and Mutual Judicial Assistance in April 2009, practical cooperation has been carried out on information exchange, joint crackdown on crimes and rescue operations, according to the spokesman.

Altogether 19 ships and 139 people were salvaged from accidents in the past four years, he added.