Police arrest 1,400 in NW China gang crackdown

Updated: 2018-02-07

  Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,400 suspects have been arrested in a crackdown on organized crime, police in northwest China's Shaanxi Province said Tuesday.

  Shaanxi Public Security Department launched a campaign against gang crime in November 2017.

  By Monday, police in the province have busted 202 gangs involved in 532 cases, seizing more than 9.21 million yuan (about 1.46 million U.S.dollars).

  In Jiangxi province, police said they had busted 173 gangs, arresting 1,111 suspects.

  The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council in January ordered a new campaign against organized crime to protect social stability.

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