State police in China seized nearly 28 tons of illegal drugs in 2009. The court system deal with over 50,000 cases and convicted more than 56,000 people.
The number of cases dealt within the court system was a 16 percent increase from 2008.
State media reported that there were 1.34 million registered drug addicts in China at the end of 2009.
Source: Associated Press, “Drug cases shoot up 16 percent last year in China,” Google News, June 25, 2010.