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Chinese trio indicted on drug charges, attempted murder

Three Chinese nationals arrested on Interstate 40 in two separate vehicles Oct.

17 were indicted Thursday by a Mohave County grand jury, one of them for attempted murder.

Gang Lin, 30, and Xiaoyu Sun, 22, both Chinese nationals from Los Angeles, were stopped in a rental car for a traffic violation by an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer about four miles west of Kingman.

The third suspect, Zhao Yang, 22, was driving a similar make of rental car when he was stopped by DPS officers on I-40 near Ashfork.

Sun was indicted in absentia on felony charges of attempted murder, transportation of marijuana for sale and conspiracy to transport marijuana for sale.

Lin was indicted Thursday on felony charges of transportation of marijuana for sale and conspiracy to transport marijuana for sale.

He is in Mohave County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Yang was indicted, also in absentia, on felony charges of conspiracy to transport marijuana for sale.

During the traffic stop, the DPS officer frisked Lin and Sun and while patting down the suspects he allegedly felt a handgun under Sun's jacket.

Sun pulled away and allegedly attempted to pull the gun out when the officer shot Sun in the thigh.

Sun was taken to a Phoenix hospital with a leg wound.

DPS officers allegedly discovered about 100 pounds of marijuana in each car.

Yang, who is in Yavapai County Jail and Sun, who remains in the Phoenix hospital, will be brought back to Mohave County on the charges.

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