Cases of drug running involving Mongolians are being reported with alarming frequency. There are 15 people at present under investigation, while two Mongolians caught on the Chinese side of the border have been sentenced to death under Chinese law.
A nightclub in Chingeltei district is under the scanner but police are not yet certain if cigarettes offered there contained banned substances. A few cases of Mongolians connected with drug are given below.
L.Baigalmaa was caught in
Most of those caught carrying drugs are women from poor families. There is concern that they are being used by Chinese drug groups like Golden Crest Moon and Golden Triangle.
Another Mongolian in a Chinese prison, at Urumchi, is B.Damdin whose appeal against the death sentence is pending. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says three Mongolians each are in prison in
Not a month ago, B.Oigonbayar was caught in Zamiin-Uud with 1.7 kilograms of narcotics. He is still being interrogated by Mongolian police trying to find more about a possible ring. If he had succeeded in crossing the border and was caught in
Organizations to help addicts have treated more than 2,000 people so far. They are immune from prosecution as they claim they were unwilling users and showed a desire to kick the habit.