China’s Narcotics Control Bureau claims it has nabbed 24,000 suspects in the course of a high-profile crackdown against illegal drugs over the past two months, The Telegraph reported. Bureau Director Liu Yuejin said the flow of methamphetamine was proving particularly hard to control, and suggested there could be more than 13 million addicts in China. Large quantities of meth enter the country from Burma and the Mekong delta in the south as well as from North Korea; the drug is also produced in the southern province of Guangdong for shipment overseas. Drug crimes in China can be punished with the death penalty or life imprisonment.
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