You might have heard this one before: Ambitious teacher quits his thankless job at a school to go and make a lot of meth and money.
Police were on the trail of this Chinese version of Walter White for nearly half a year. They arrested him at his home on September 28, in the process they seized 31.5 kg of methamphetamine and 185 kg of toxic chemicals used to produce meth. Police also found various equipment including a high pressure cooker inside the 3-bedroom apartment in Hechi, Nanning.
The arrest comes at the end of a months long investigation in which police infiltrated an online platform used for trafficking drugs. Three dealers they arrested confessed to have purchased their stuff from someone named “Lumou” from Nanning. However, nobody knew who this “Lumou” was.
Investigators (possibly following clues from American poetry) were led to a vocational school admissions director who resigned his post in 2012 and began to make drugs. It seems that while this “Lumou” didn’t have a life threatening illness, he was obsessed with meth and making money.
Meth has become a popular drug for Chinese youths in recent years which has resulted in some lucrative alternative career options for professionals with chemistry knowledge. Earlier this year, a former Shaanxi chemistry professor was arrested for his ties to a meth gang.
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