Large amounts of drug capsules are found in a roadside ditch in Zhengzhou.
Large amounts of drug capsules are found in a roadside ditch in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province as police intensified the crackdown on capsules made from industrial gelatin.
The dumped capsules have dyed the ditch in bright colors, local news website, dahe.cn, reported today.
No brand name was found on the capsules, which felt like plastic and easily breakable.
Authorities have confiscated more than 77 million inferior drug capsules made from industrial gelatin in a nationwide crackdown. The dumped capsules were believed to be made by illegal workshops in vicinity.
Local villagers are worried that their water could be polluted by these toxic capsules. They said a few nearby capsule workshops were closed months ago before the crackdown.
An investigation into the closed workshops is under way, the report said.