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Chinese woman narcotics cop tells of losing baby in encounter with drug dealer

Despite objections from family, drug officer stayed on ‘the job she loved’

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 June, 2017, 3:34pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 June, 2017, 3:34pm

A pregnant drug task force agent in northern China has revealed to the public that she lost her baby in a car accident while working, a leading news portal reported.

The officer, now 36, who was not named in the report, has stayed on the job despite the inherent dangers and the loss of her baby, reported in a story depicting the lives of two women narcotics agents in Dalian, Liaoning province.

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While expecting her second child in 2012 – parents who were both single children were exempt from the one-child policy at the time – she carried on investigating cases and had a miscarriage after her car was hit by a drunk driver while following a suspect in 2012, the woman told the website.

Earlier that same year, she was struck by another car driven by a drug dealer whom she had encountered in a narrow alley, her colleagues recalled. On that occasion she was only to knocked to the side of the road and suffered only some bruises.

Despite of her family’s objections, she insisted on keeping her the job that she loved, the officer, whose first child is now 7, was quoted as saying.

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“I think I owe a lot to my family, especially my child. But it’s worth the sacrifice if I can keep more people away from drugs,” she said.

She volunteered to continue investigating cases during pregnancy because she believed it gave her a perfect disguise.

Dalian’s drug task force seized more 110kg of narcotics in more than 880 cases since the beginning of last year, the story said.