Canadian citizen detained in eastern China

 edition.cnn.com  07/14/2019 01:20:54  6

Kovrig and Spavor were detained following the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

There is currently no indication that the detention of the latest Canadian citizen -- who officials would not name, citing privacy legislation -- is related to the Kovrig and Spavor case.

The move comes after police in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu arrested over a dozen foreigners on suspicion of drug offenses. On Friday, the UK Foreign Office said four British citizens had been detained in Jiangsu.

Those arrests took place in Xuzhou, a city around 515 kilometers (320 miles) from Yantai.

CNN has reached out to authorities in Jiangsu for more information on the nationalities of those arrested.

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