TIANJIN: Police in north China’s Tianjin Municipality seized 13.43 kg of drugs from June 2019 to May 2020, according to a press conference held by the Information Office of Tianjin municipal government.
Police cracked 239 drug-related cases and arrested 302 suspects during the period.
New technology has been adopted in anti-narcotic operations. Drug metabolites concentration samples are extracted from major domestic sewage treatment plants, and sewage pumping stations are also examined in order to trace drug abusers.
The new tech helped police solve a major drug-related case at the end of last year, said Li Ming, director of the municipal anti-drug commission.
Tianjin has constructed drug rehabilitation centers in residential communities since 2018. So far, 220 such centers have been established with over 700 professionals overseeing the rehabilitation of drug addicts.
In 2019, the number of newly identified drug addicts in Tianjin declined by 41.6 percent year on year, and the rate of relapse has also dwindled by 13.5 percent among rehabilitated drug abusers.