NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN:Police found suspected drugs on several people during the sweep, which involved 150 officers and eight sniffer dogs, a police chief said
Date: Jun 19, 2016
By Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Police yesterday raided several nightclubs in Taipei’s Xinyi District (信義) and conducted spot
checks as part of a government campaign to combat increasing drug use among young people.
Some patrons said that they were bothered by the raids and that police had spoiled their fun as officers sealed off streets and moved into the nightclubs to conduct drug sweeps, stopping music and turning on nightclub house lights.
“We mobilized 150 police officers and brought in eight sniffer dogs to conduct the drug sweep,” Xinyi Police Precinct Chief Wu Ching-tien (吳敬田) said.
During the sweeps, police ordered patrons to remain where they were and prepare their IDs for control, while police handlers led sniffer dogs in search of drugs.
Outside, a separate detachment carried out spot checks on passers-by and people waiting to enter the nightclubs, while sniffer dogs checked handbags and other items. [FULL STORY]