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Drug smugglers conceal contraband inside hollow rocks

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Drugs were concealed inside hollowed-out stones and smuggled across the Chinese border
Drugs were concealed inside hollowed-out stones and smuggled across the Chinese border

Jade has long flowed from Myanmar into China, but a November 10 drug bust in Kunming has put a new twist on the import of the ornamental stone into Yunnan.

After Panlong District police worked their way up the drug distribution chain, they raided and searched the residence of a suspected heroin dealer. They seized 1.2 kilograms of pure heroin, 2.1 kilograms of high-grade amphetamines and 280,000 yuan in funds.

But they were more intrigued by something else they found inside the dealer's residence: stones of various sizes and shape that had been meticulously hollowed out and lined with carbon paper.

Upon being questioned, the dealer admitted that he had been cooperating with a man in Myanmar who was hollowing out the stones, filling them with between 100 and 300 grams each of drugs and shipping them across the Myanmar-Yunnan border labeled as "unfinished jade." The carbon paper was intended to block x-rays during customs inspections.

The entire police anti-drug operation is reported to have netted 13 suspects.

Image: Kunming Information Hub

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[UNF]

So that's why I haven't been able to get my fix lately. Bloody hell.

[UNF]

Does he think it's an ornamental ashtray? Has anyone told him yet? Careful, don't let your cigarette touch the stone!

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