5 wanted Taiwanese fugitives returned from Malaysia, Vietnam

Focuas Taiwan
Date: 10/21/2020
By: Liu Chien-pang and Evelyn Kao

CNA file photo

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese police, working in collaboration with their counterparts in Malaysia and Vietnam, have brought five wanted Taiwanese fugitives back to Taipei, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Wednesday.

Despite the reduction in the number of international flights due to the pandemic, the CIB's cooperation with police in other countries remained, resulting in the deportation of the five Taiwanese, the CIB said in a statement.

The fugitives include two men, surnamed Chen (陳) and Wang (王), wanted for their involvement in smuggling 1.45 million tablets of the controlled hypnotic drug nimetazepam, also known as erimin, into Malaysia.

In joint operations by Taiwanese and Malaysian police, the two men were arrested and detained. They were sent back to Taiwan in September and October, respectively, according to the CIB.

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