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Man Jailed for Trafficking Heroin in Hollow-out Peach
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A Chinese man has been sentenced 15 years in prison for trafficking heroin hidden in a hollowed-out peach.

The Shanghai railway transportation court heard on Wednesday that 46-year-old Zhou Jianguo dug out the inside of a peach, stuffed it with 50 grams of heroin, and boarded a train from Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, to Shanghai.

Zhou put the peach into a bag of fruit before and boarding the train on Oct. 22, 2006.

Seeing patrolling policemen on the train, he clutched the bag and scurried towards a neighboring carriage, only raise police suspicions.

Police also found four grams of heroin in a lunchbox he was carrying.

Last week, Shanghai railway police seized 400 grams of heroin from two women passengers who hid the drug inside their bras.

(Xinhua News Agency January 31, 2007)

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