Xinua: China’s Hainan destroys 1.29 tonnes of drugs

HAIKOU, June 22 (Xinhua) — Police in south China’s Hainan Province on Wednesday destroyed 1.29 tonnes of drugs ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

More than 10 kinds of drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, ketamine, and marijuana, were destroyed at a power plant in Chengmai County, according to the Hainan provincial public security department.

Since late 2016, the province has launched two rounds of anti-drug campaigns, stepping up drug controls as well as crackdowns on drug crimes, according to the anti-drug office of the provincial public security department.

Hainan will continue to work for new progress in its anti-drug efforts as it aims to build the island province into a free trade port free of drugs, said the office.

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking falls on June 26 every year