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Updated: 2013-08-28 07:54

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Record cocaine catch

Two customs officers at Beijing Capital International Airport display 24.6 kg of cocaine that was found in the luggage of a Hong Kong resident on Tuesday. The case set a new record for the weight of a drug seizure by Beijing Customs. Photo by Cao Boyuan / for China Daily


More State officials investigated

Authorities are investigating three more top officials at the country's biggest oil company, State-owned China National Petroleum Corp. The company's listed subsidiary, PetroChina, said on Tuesday that two vice-presidents and its chief geologist are being investigated by "relevant" authorities. The announcement comes a day after the central government said an executive of the oil giant was being investigated for unspecified "severe violations of discipline".

TCM healthcare service to start

A healthcare service based on traditional Chinese medicine will soon be established, according to the nation's top TCM authority. Guidelines, rules and standards will be formulated for the service, based on trials at more than 170 TCM institutions, Wang Lian, spokesman for the State Administration of TCM, said on Tuesday.


'Brother Watch' to stand trial

A work safety official who caused nationwide outrage when photographed smiling at the scene of a fatal bus crash that killed 36 people last year will go on trial on Friday, a local court said Tuesday. Yang Dacai, former head of the Shaanxi provincial work safety administration, faces charges of taking bribes and owning property from unidentified sources. He was also discovered to own a number of luxury wristwatches, earning him the nickname of "Brother Watch".

Archeologists find ancient Han tombs

Archaeologists found a group of tombs built in the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220) in Baoji, local media reported on Tuesday. The eight tombs contained nearly 70 relics made of pottery, copper, iron and jade.


Ambulance driver runs over boy

An ambulance driver in Wenzhou has been detained by police for allegedly running over a boy, Qianjiang Evening News reported on Tuesday. The driver, surnamed Zhang, drove the ambulance to a residential community to pick up a patient on Sunday and ran over a 5-year-old boy who was playing in front of the vehicle.


10 killed after van collides with truck

Two people injured in a road accident in Anhui province died after rescue efforts failed, bringing the death toll to 10, local publicity authorities said on Tuesday. Five other people were also injured, with two in critical condition, when a truck and van collided around 4:50 pm on Monday in Dangshan county, according to sources with the county's publicity office.


Most-wanted list posted online

Police in the southwestern municipality announced 10 wanted suspects to the public on Tuesday and offered rewards ranging from 30,000 yuan ($4,899) to 50,000 yuan for their capture. All of those listed are involved in suspected murders that took place between 1995 and 2012. Police decided to post the wanted list online after a review of unsolved homicide cases in recent years.

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(China Daily USA 08/28/2013 page3)