In Boshe village, Guangdong province, drug crime runs rampant. Over 20 percent of families are engaged in drug trafficking, and drug crime has increased heavily in recent years, despite authority crackdowns on “Guangdong’s Number One Drug Village”.
On December 29, Guangdong’s provincial public security department sent out armed police, police dogs and helicopters to bust the village’s drug rings. They took down 18 large drug gangs, 77 drug-production sites, and seized 2925kg of methamphetamine, 260kg of Special K and 23 tons of other raw drug material.
The village’s system of drug crime is a “family-run operation”, according to reports.The criminals had been on long-term crime sprees and often evaded police investigation.
The drug gangs, headed by a family surnamed Bo, set up manufacturing factories in Lufeng, Shenzhen and other places. Drugs sourced from here have been sold all over the country and linked to oversea meth trafficking to southeast Asia.
By Isabel Quan