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A POLICE chief in a remote county of south western China arrested 48 of his relatives, including brothers, cousins and a number of his wife’s family, for various crimes.

According to a report posted in China’s state news website, Chinanews.com, Laobulaluo, a police chief in the Sichuan province, had seen his relatives jailed, sent for “re-education through labour,” or punished in other ways over his 10-year career.

Laobulaluo has arrested a brother and two cousins after finding they had beaten local teachers at a primary school while drunk, while other family members were arrested for stealing a woman’s handbag.