Nigerians in China’s Prisons

in Substance Abuse

As of July 2013, there were around 400 Nigerians who were serving jail time in China’s prisons, according to the Nigerian Ambassador to China.

80 percent of those serving time, or around 300, were serving time in China for drug trafficking offenses.

In addition, 80 percent of the crimes in China that are committed by people from Africa are committed by people from Nigeria, according to the Ambassador.

Source:  Muhammad Bello, “Nigeria: Wali – 300 Nigerians Held in Chinese Prisons for Drug Trafficking,” allAfrica, July 9, 2013.

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