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China Detains 44 in Pornography Case

October 01, 1987|Associated Press

BEIJING — Police detained 44 people and confiscated nearly 80,000 pornographic books and magazines in connection with an illegal publications ring operating in eastern China, an official report said Wednesday.

The ring was based in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, and had branches in 23 provinces, 470 wholesale outlets and 600 sellers, the New China News Agency said. It quoted a police spokesman as saying that in Nanchang, the operation involved 85% of the city's 500 publishing houses.

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