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Chinese police arrest fugitive after 17 years of searching

Authorities noticed traces of debris and metal plates of his home from a drone.

Yunan Police Community on 
WeChat

Chinese authorities arrested a criminal who had been hiding from the police for 17 years. According to the BBC, he was discovered with the help of drones.

Caught 63-year-old Song Jiang convicted of trafficking in women and children. In 2002, he managed to escape from prison. All this time he lived in a small cave in the mountains.

Yunan Police Community on 
WeChat

According to Yunnan police, the authorities received the first information about the location of Song Jiang in early September. After several drone flights, they found blue steel plates and traces of debris. It turned out that the offender was hiding in the mountains near his hometown.

Police said he spent so long in solitude that he almost forgot how to talk. Now he was sent back to prison.

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