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Chemistry teacher busted in ‘Breaking Bad’-style meth gang

Chemistry teacher busted for involvement with meth gang.
Chemistry teacher busted for involvement with meth gang. Image by Faris Algosaibi / CC BY 2.0

A former chemistry teacher from Shaanxi province has been dubbed ‘China’s Walter White’ due to his involvement with a drug gang. The story drew comparisons to Breaking Bad, as the teacher was discovered with recipes for meth-like synthetic drugs and 2,000 kg of ingredients during a raid on a manufacturing centre last year. Prior to his drug career, the man had been a professor of chemistry at a university in Xi’an. Read more: shanghaiist.com