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A random roadside vehicle check by police in Southwest China's Yunnan Province last year helped smashed a major drug trafficking ring. A local court has sentenced two leaders of the gang to death on drugs and fire arms offenses.
On June 24th, 2009, police in Yuxi were carrying out a routine vehicle check on National Highway 213. An SUV with modifications to its rear-wheel looked suspicious.
Police unscrewed the air nozzle and smelled methamphetamine.
The policeman said, "We identified the smell immediately as ice."
Police then drove the SUV to a nearby garage. They discovered a massive quantity "ice" in the tire.
The driver confessed he was part of a drug trafficking operation. Moments later, he received a phone call.
Another policeman said, "The man on the phone told the driver to call him back when vehicle arrived in Yunnan."
The driver said the caller was the boss of the drug gang. He was checking to see if there had been an accident on the way.
A policeman said, "We figured the boss suspected nothing. If we acted right away, we could get him."
The driver said he wanted to make up for his crimes by helping the police.
After restoring the car to its original appearance, they followed the driver to the meeting place. Ten minutes later, two men got out of a taxi.
Policeman said, "They looked around when they get out of the taxi as if they were looking for something. Then they came to the SUV. As they tried to open the door, our police went to catch them."
We've been waiting for you.
You've got the wrong person. I'm not the one you're looking for.
No, there's no mistake.
The two men then confessed they'd been ordered by a man surnamed Gao to pick up the car.
Then next day, the police did a complete check of the SUV. They found 6.4 kilograms of ice. They also found a broken pistol and 106 bullets, which made the case more serious.