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Breaking Bad China style: professor makes drugs, earns 600,000 USD/month
   2016-12-06 19:48:47    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Shi

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An associate professor, surnamed Zhang, and other three people have been on trial for making drugs in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on Monday, local newspaper Chutian Metropolis Daily reports.

They admitted to producing and selling nearly 32 kilograms of illegal drugs abroad claiming they were working on chemical research and development.

The court would choose a sentence date.

Zhang and two friends opened a company in 2005 to make drugs with a graduate student. They sold drugs to Europe and America, making 600 thousand USD a month.

Zhang used several chemical techniques on the drugs. He actively researched and developed new techniques based on the needs of their customers.

They also made production lines and taught how workers to mass produce the drugs.

The drugs were state¨Cregulated medicines for mental illness and require official approval to produce. It is said that one of the products was also called the "zombie drug", with the same level of heroin and crystal meth. The zombie drug is banned in Europe and America, and listed as controlled medicine in China.

Without any permission, the company arbitrarily made the medicines and kept the profits. The materials they used were illegal and they used fake names to avoid being tracked by customs.

A corporate representative, Yang, was in charge of selling products and contacting customers. Professor Zhang provided technical guidance. His friend, surnamed Feng, was responsible for buying materials and sending products. A graduate student, surnamed Bao, worked to develop new products and train workers.

In late 2014, customs discovered their illegal drugs in a package at an airport in Wuhan.

Feng and Zhang were both arrested in June 2015. Bao was arrested the next day. Yang gave himself into the police the next month.

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