Dozens of Chinese detained at Moscow airport for alleged drug trafficking   2015-03-07 06:19:31

MOSCOW, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of Chinese passengers were detained at an airport in Moscow on Friday for bringing food materials which Russian Customs officials believed to be drugs, according to the Chinese Embassy to Russia.

The Chinese passengers are employees of a company in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province and what they brought with them is actually bittern, a kind of material used to make Chinese food tofu, the embassy said.

Russian airport officials have been suspicious of the substance. Tests and analysis of their chemical composition are underway.

Earlier reports from Russian media claimed that 34 Chinese citizens were detained at the Sheremetyevo airport in northwestern Moscow when they arrived on a flight from Beijing with 230 kilograms of methamphetamine found in their luggage.


China, Russia pledge closer security cooperation

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun held talks with Russian Federal Security Service chief Alexander Bortnikov on Tuesday.

Commenting on developments in law enforcement and security cooperation between China and Russia, Guo said the two countries should make full use their established mechanisms and expand cooperation on anti-terrorism, border management and the fight against trans-border crime.Full Story

Fraud suspect extradited to China from Russia

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- An economic fraud suspect was handed over to Chinese police on Thursday after more than a year on the run in Russia.

Wang, the suspect, who is said to have obtained more than 6 million yuan (978,000 U.S. dollars) via false contracts, fled to Russia in December 2013, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).Full Story

China-Russia cooperation not affected by ruble depreciation: spokesman

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The currency-swap arrangement and energy cooperation between China and Russia are not affected by the depreciation of ruble, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Thursday.

Qin told a regular press conference the currency-swap agreement signed by the two countries takes into consideration the fluctuation in exchange rates.

It is in line with international practice and therefore free of any impact from the ruble's depreciation, he said.Full Story


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