An alleged drug dealer who was given 260,000 yuan ($42,740) in fake cash got a taste of sweet, sweet justice when he called the police and was arrested along with members of another drug gang.
Global Times reports that Zhang Dongyu’s alleged drug operation came to an untimely end on January 28 in Changchun, Jilin province when he sold 2.2 kilograms of methamphetamines to a man named Li Ping.
Li accompanied Zhang to a bank after testing the drug and gave him a bag of cash, but when Zhang later tried to deposit the money, a clerk kindly pointed out that the notes were fake. The bank told Zhang to contact the police, and in a fit of rage, he called—momentarily forgetting that he’d have to explain to cops how exactly he came in possession of a bag containing 260,000-yuan worth of (fake) bank notes.
Police eventually arrested Zhang along with 10 other suspects in two gangs. Li was also arrested, and police confiscated 2.2 kilograms of meth along with 40,000 yuan of genuine money.
In Chengdu, cops tracked down and arrested four of Zhang’s alleged accomplices, confiscating 8.4 kilograms of meth and drug equipment.