Gov’t to spend NT$10 billion fighting narcotics over next 4 years

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/11
By Ku Chuan and Y.F. Low

Taipei, May 11 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said on Thursday that the government plans to adopt a more human-centric strategy to fight the spread of narcotics and is planning to spend NT$10 billion (US$331.3 million) on such efforts over the next four years.

The planned spending marks a significant increase from the current level of NT$1.2 billion per year, Lin said at a press conference held after a weekly Cabinet meeting.

He said about 60,000 people in Taiwan were arrested for involvement in drug-related cases last year, with 27,000 of those sent to jail.    [FULL  STORY]

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