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A FORMER police chief in southwest China has been jailed for 18 years for illegally selling explosives and for accepting bribes.

The Yunnan Province Higher People's Court announced this after hearing an appeal by Kang Tianxiang, 43, the former public security bureau director of Yunnan's Yiliang County, today's Metropolis Times reported.
Kang had been given a life sentence by the province's intermediate court.

The higher court gave a more lenient sentence because it said the explosives were sold to licensed mines and no harm had been caused. Kang had returned all the 1.05 million yuan (US$153,660) he had illegally acquired, the court said.

Kang's personal property worth 803,080 yuan has been confiscated.

The court heard that Kang had arranged for his colleagues to sell 25 tons of explosives to mine owners in the county in March 2003 and made a profit of 70,042 yuan.

He also took 840,000 yuan in bribes and made illegal profits with money borrowed from mine owners.

From July to September in 2005, four mine owners paid Kang 340,000 yuan for explosives.

In 2005, he borrowed 500,000 yuan from the owners of two mines to buy a share in a mine in the county. After making a profit of 210,000 yuan, he paid back 300,000 yuan but had not repaid any more, the court heard.


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