Hunan mayor sacked for drug use

2015-04-22 23:37:21 GMT2015-04-23 07:37:21(Beijing Time)  Global Times

The mayor of Linxiang, Central China's Hunan Province has been sacked over alleged drug use, local authorities announced on Wednesday.

Gong Weiguo was tested positive for drugs, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

The announcement came after local authorities and a Hunan disciplinary inspection team received information on Gong's alleged drug use.

Gong, who is confined in a hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, has admitted taking drugs, Xinhua reported. Hunan police have gone to Guangzhou to investigate the case.

He previously claimed he needed treatment for depression and submitted his resignation on April 7. He also said he had filed a hospitalization application to higher authorities in Hunan.

Local authorities also dismissed allegations that claimed Gong personally called the police when he began to hear voices after using drugs.

 

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