Response of several foreign teachers caught taking drugs in EF Education Xuzhou Center

 Response of several foreign teachers caught taking drugs in EF Education Xuzhou Center

On July 9, Red Star News learned from people familiar with the police in Xuzhou, Jiangsu that several foreign teachers in EF Education Xuzhou Center were arrested for drug abuse. People were arrested last week, and are still under investigation. The specific case can not be disclosed. No such situation has been encountered before, and we are discussing how to deal with it.

A staff member of EF Xuzhou Education Center told Red Star News that he had heard about it, but did not understand the specific situation. This is a matter of foreign teacherspersonal life. If the situation is true, the school will dismiss them. Later, Red Star News called the staff again, the other side denied the matter in the phone, and said that the school teaching order was normal.

At about 5:50 p.m. on July 9, a staff member of EF Education Public Relations Department told Red Star News that EF Education attaches great importance to this matter and is seeking confirmation from Xuzhou Center, which will be dealt with seriously.

According to public information, EF Education was founded in Sweden, with its global headquarters in Lucerne, Switzerland, and has many schools, training centers and offices in many countries. Founded in 1997, EF Xuzhou Education Center has five campuses.

EF Education has five campuses in Xuzhou

Zhou Xiaoyi, secretary-general of the Center for Network Crime Defense and Research of Guangqiang Law Firm, told Red Star News that at present, the information released by the police is unclear and can not make an accurate judgment. Or in the following cases:

If drug abuse is first seized, it is a violation of the Law on Administrative Penalties for Public Security. Public security penalties shall be imposed. If detained for more than 10 days and less than 15 days, a fine of less than 2,000 yuan may also be imposed. If the circumstances are milder, detention for less than 5 days or a fine of less than 500 yuan shall be imposed. However, if the illegal possession of drugs is large enough to meet the conviction criteria (different standards of drugs), the parties may have been detained criminally and may be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years or even life imprisonment. If it is suspected of smuggling, trafficking and transporting drugs, it will be even more serious. The highest legal penalty is the death penalty. As the suspect is a foreign teacher, I believe the police will be more cautious in handling cases. Foreigners in China should abide by Chinese laws and regulations. Similarly, when Chinese go abroad, they should abide by the laws and regulations of their country. In addition, if the course purchased by the consumers of the educational institution fails to proceed normally or the quality of the course decreases due to the arrest of the foreign teacher, the refund can be negotiated with the institution or the legitimate rights and interests of the consumers can be safeguarded through civil litigation.

Source: Red Star News Responsible Editor: Youyuan Garden_NO4712