Drone finds fugitive who had been living in a cave for 17 years

Chinese police have captured a fugitive who was on the run for 17 years after they deployed a drone which discovered a mountain cave hideout.

Song Jiang, 63, escaped from a prison camp in 2002 after he had been jailed for trafficking women and children.

Some weeks ago, Yongshan Police received a tip-off concentrating on the mountains behind Song's hometown in Yunnan province in southwestern China. Search teams scoured the challenging terrain on foot but were unable to make a breakthrough, so they sent drones in to support the manhunt.

Police discovered Song in a tiny cave, less than two square metres long, where he had lived for 17 years.

Chinese local media reported that Song had been secluded for so long that he had difficulty interacting with the police.

Source : BBC News