Tuesday, May 17, 2022
UniqPaid - online rewards program

Four Britons among foreigners arrested in China for drug offences

Four Britons have been arrested in China’s Jiangsu province over drug-related offences. They are among 16 foreigners – seven teachers and nine students – who were detained last week after testing positive for drug use. At least some of those being held are from an international language school, Education First.

Police did not specify the type of drugs involved and it is not clear where the other foreigners are from. There are extremely severe penalties for drug offences in China. “We are in contact with the Chinese authorities following the arrest of four British people in Jiangsu province, and are providing consular assistance,” said the British embassy in Beijing.

  • China to curb fentanyl after US plea
  • Is China a major source of illegal drugs?

On Tuesday, the Xuzhou Public Security Bureau, located in Jiangsu province, posted a statement on Chinese social media site Weibo saying police had successfully cracked a drug-related case. It said 19 people had been arrested, including 16 foreigners.

According to police, 18 people had been placed under administrative detention, which carries a maximum detention period of 15 days. One person was placed in criminal detention – a procedure that usually leads to a formal arrest and an indictment. Police did not name the school involved, but state news agency Xinhua later reported that some of the teachers were from the Switzerland-based Education First (EF) Centre.

The EF centre told Xinhua it had a “zero tolerance” policy towards drugs, adding that it was deeply regretful that some of its teachers were involved. It said the drug-related incident had taken place during “non-work” hours. EF first entered China in 1998 and has around 2,000 English teachers now based in the country.

More from author

Tunisian President Kais Saied replies to coup critiques: ‘I have followed the constitution’

Tunisian president replies to coup critiques: 'I have followed the constitution'     Tunisia: Former anti-corruption chief placed under house...

Want full fibre? Head to the Hebrides

Grimsay in the Outer Hebrides, a three mile-long rocky outcrop linked to Benbecula by a causeway, has...

Italy PM Conte vows more united Italy as Salvini leaves power

Caretaker Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has accepted a mandate to form a new coalition with a vow...

Facebook tightens rules amid 2020 US election fears

Facebook has unveiled new political advertising rules ahead of next year's US presidential election amid fears the...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Trends Now

Market Thinking From The World’s Finance Experts

Market Commentaries for Private Investors | MarketViews The Latest Thinking From The World's Leading Asset Manager

Antoine Griezmann: Atletico reaction to Barcelona move ‘a pity’

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann said former club Atletico Madrid's angry response to his transfer is "a pity." Griezmann joined Barca this week after the Catalans met his 120m...

How to Become a Successful Freelancer in 2021: Tips and Trick

Becoming a freelancer can seem frightening Becoming a freelancer can seem frightening. Getting out there and doing your own thing as your own boss can...

Vaccines: Study Shows Vaccine Will Enhance Delta Infectivity

Vaccines Japanese researchers have submitted a new study showing that mRNA vaccines may actually enhance the infectivity of the Delta variant, making it completely resistant...
%d bloggers like this: