China’s very own Walter White was arrested late last month, after being hunted by the police for months. The former chemistry teacher was found in possession of 31.5 kg of meth and 185 kg of toxic raw materials. He also had a high pressure cooker and other other equipment stashed away in his three bedroom apartment in Nanning, Guangxi. A police officer confessed that it was the most advanced drug making paraphernalia he’d ever seen!
According to local media, investigations began in March, when the narcotics department of the local police force was tipped off about drug trafficking in the region. The detectives managed to infiltrate an online platform used for drug deals, and arrested three dealers. All three of them confessed to having purchased their drugs from a man named ‘Lumou’ in Nanning.
‘Lumou’, obviously a fake name, proved difficult to track down. After following a series of clues, they finally were led to a 35-year-old admissions director at a vocational school, who had quit his job in 2012, after he himself became addicted to drugs.
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Unlike the Breaking Bad protagonist, Lumou had no knowledge whatsoever about making meth, but in order to fuel his own addiction and support himself, he started doing some research in early and eventually came up with a working formula that he eventually sold to other addicts. Business was good, so he invested thousands of dollars in equipment like pressure cookers, lab burners and other stuff you’d normally find in a chemistry laboratory.
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Lumou set up his drug lab in a 120-square-meter room in a Nanning high-rise building, where police eventually busted him, after a series of stakeouts. What they found left them speechless. “It was the most advanced and complete equipment we’ve ever found in a drug making den,” a spokesperson later told reporters.
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The man, as it turned out, also didn’t have any life threatening illness, as the true Walter White. He was just addicted to meth and obsessed with making a lot of money.