Eight nabbed over smuggling bid

KUNMING: Eight suspects were nabbed with over 85 kg of drugs seized from three recent drug trafficking cases in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said Sunday. On Jan. 8, police in Panlong District under Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, caught two suspects in Guandu District seizing 28.6 kg of methamphetamine from the trunk of a vehicle driven by the suspects. On Jan. 9, police in Guandu District captured two suspects at a toll station in Ning’er Hani and Yi Autonomous County of Pu’er City and seized more than 40 kg of methamphetamine, which was expected to be trafficked to Kunming. – Agencies