Eleven people were arrested in Zhejiang province for producing and selling toxic empty capsules, 90 million of which have already made it onto the market, Xinhua reports.
Police busted the gang in late July during a raid on a rented workshop in Ninghai county, where officers together with food and drug administration officials seized around 440,000 capsules and over 800 kilograms of semi-finished materials.
The group began manufacturing and distributing capsules made with industrial gelatin, containing above-normal levels of chromium. They’d already managed to sell around 90 million of the toxic capsules before being arrested.
In other recent busts, Shanghai police this week managed to seize 39 million yuan-worth of cocaine being smuggled in from Peru via shipping container. And of course, August 18 will remain one of the most important drug raids in recent history, when cops entered Jackie Chan’s Beijing villa and found 100 grams of weed on his son Jaycee and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko.
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