The China Post
Date: March 3, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Despite the discovery of Category 1 drugs on a base in Taichung and positive tests among personnel for illicit substance use, Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan Thursday confidently gave the Air Force “full marks” for performance.
Feng — who last year notably awarded himself “100 out of 100” in the wake of a string of scandals, including the accidental discharge of an anti-ship missile that killed a fisherman — told reporters outside the Legislative Yuan that “a minister who gets a full 100 probably leads a force with the same marks,” when quizzed about allegations of drug use among Air Force personnel.
Officials from the Taichung District Prosecutors’ Office stated Wednesday that eight airmen had tested positive for Category 1 drugs — including morphine — as part of a round of tests conducted on 27 service personnel who tested positive on an earlier test that screened 2,000 employees at the base.
The positive tests came after more than 50 packages containing amphetamines and ketamine were found at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (清泉崗空軍基地) in Taichung last Monday. The case has since been handed over to prosecutors for further investigation.