Officials on Tuesday said Procuratorial organs across China have helped deal a severe blow to narcotics crimes through performing duties of approving arrests of and prosecuting criminal suspects.
According to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), between 2018 and May 2019, procuratorial organs nationwide approved arrests of 139,084 individuals in drug-related criminal cases.
Chen Guoqing, the Deputy Procurator-General of the SPP, at a press conference said this accounted for 9.45 per cent of all the arrests in criminal cases, down 9.69 per cent year on year.
He said a total of 164,494 individuals in narcotics criminal cases were prosecuted during the same period, accounting for 7.07 per cent of all those prosecuted in criminal cases, down 9.63 per cent year on year, Chen added. (Xinhua/NAN)