China executes 'godfather of crystal meth' Cai Dongjia whose village supplied one third of the country's methamphetamine
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- 3,000 police, 3 tonnes of meth, and 182 arrests: China executes 'godfather of crystal meth'
- Jan 18 2019
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This is the first time I've ever read about China's domestic drug issues. I know a lot of opioids enter the US from China, not that it had such a large meth network, tied in to it's ruling elite no less.
I went looking for more information on the Party's line against drugs, but I can't find anything on Xinhua English about Cai Dongjia. From the timeline indicated (village raided in 2013), this could be a key part of Xi's anti-corruption campaign as a means of stabilizing/purging the Party.