Authorities seize NT$2.4-billion worth of heroin, suspects arrested

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/01
By: Hsiao Po-wen and Ko Lin 

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) A total of 94.138 kilograms of heroin with a street value of about NT$2.4 billion (US$78.08 million) was seized in a drug bust in Keelung, leading to the arrest of two suspected drug smugglers, the Investigation Bureau announced Friday.

Police found 242 bricks of heroin hidden in a container filled with machinery equipment imported from Thailand on Jan. 27, the bureau said.

Each brick has an estimated street value of NT$10 million, which means the haul had a total value of around NT$2.4 billion, investigators said.

The seizure was one of the biggest drug busts in Taiwan’s recent history, they said.

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