Hiding in a cave in an uninhabited mountainous region for 17 years, a wanted criminal still caught the net after being discovered by police drones.
According to China News, a 46-year-old Chinese criminal named Tong Gang escaped from a detention center in Sichuan province in 2002, after he was detained there for trafficking in women and children.
The criminal, after fleeing, walked hundreds of kilometers, overcoming the encirclement of police officers to hide in a remote mountainous area in his home province of Yunnan, China. Here, this wanted man has lived in a cave isolated from society for the past 17 years without being detected by the police or the people.
Tong Cuong was arrested by Yunnan police
It was not until early September that police in Yongshan County (Yunnan, China) received a few clues about Song’s hiding place, according to a notice on the police’s official WeChat account. Based on the information provided, Vinh Son district police mobilized a large number of troops to pursue this wanted criminal.
However, because of the rugged topography of the mountains in Yunnan, along with the dense jungle cover that obstructed police efforts, the search was fruitless. The government of Vĩnh Sơn district later decided to send additional drones to assist the search.
After 5 hours of continuous reconnaissance in the air, the drone finally discovered an object like a blue corrugated iron appeared in the middle of the jungle, showing the presence of a living human being. in this area. Thanks to the “indication” of the drone, the police then had to walk for 1 hour and found Tong Cuong living in a small cave only 2m square, which is this man’s hiding place. for many years.
Unmanned aircraft spotted a blue corrugated iron plate appearing in the middle of the jungle
According to police notes at the scene, Tong Cuong survived by taking river water in a plastic bottle and using branches to create fire for cooking. Images obtained show that in the cave there is a rudimentary bed made on stone. Next to them were old pots with dark smoke, which seemed to have been used for cooking.
The area outside the mouth of the cave where Tong Cuong had been hiding for 17 years
After 17 years of not communicating with humans, when he was found, Tong Cuong, now a 63-year-old man, had a hard time communicating with police officers. According to China News, the trafficker was sent to prison in Sichuan Province by Chinese police to continue serving his sentence.
Refer to Skynews