Thirty foreigners were arrested in Beijing on Tuesday and more than 790 grams of meth, ecstasy, and weed have been seized, according to local reports.
As part of the city’s vow to fight drug-related crimes, specifically those involving foreigners, the investigation began in March and was focused primarily in Sanlitun Village, Dongba, and East Second Ring Road. The sting reached its climax between May 15 and 25 with the 30 arrests.
Legal China reports parts of the operation (via Beijing Cream):
On the evening of May 22 at 10:22, drug addict N is persuaded by the police to voluntarily redeem himself by agreeing to go to a foreign drug trafficker’s apartment on East Second Ring Road in front of the transactions.
At night 10:48, two black-skin expatriate men appeared in front of the apartment, and defecated in the grass. N exchanged information with the drug traffickers, and the dealers said they reached the trading location. Then Liangmingshenfen investigators attempted to arrest the two. After the two men appeared to see someone, they dropped their possessions and attempted to escape. They were quickly caught.