China prosecutes 2,825 individuals for organized crime in H1

Updated: Jul 28, 2021 Xinhua Print
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BEIJING -- Chinese prosecutors filed lawsuits against 2,825 individuals involved in organized crime in the first half of this year, the country's top procuratorate said Tuesday.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement that procuratorial agencies nationwide have pressed ahead with the routine fight against organized and gang-related crimes in the first half of the year.

A total of 5,433 individuals were indicted on charges of gang-related crimes, according to the SPP.

China launched a special three-year campaign targeting organized crime and local offenses in 2018.

Another 281 individuals were prosecuted for their involvement in money laundering in the first half of 2021, more than double from the same period last year, SPP figures showed.

In addition, a total of 8,144 people were prosecuted for duty-related crimes in the first half of 2021, an increase of 22.3 percent from the same period last year, the SPP said.

During the period, China's supervisory commissions at all levels had transferred 10,828 people suspected of committing duty-related crimes to the procuratorial organs, according to the SPP.

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