Investigation bureau chief admits negligence in amphetamine loss

Focus Taiwan
Date: 11/19/2020
By: Hsiao Po-wen and Evelyn Kao

Investigation Bureau Director-General Leu Weng-jong (right)

Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau's (MJIB) maritime affairs unit will take full responsibility for the loss of 6.5 kilograms of amphetamines when it was transferred to a laboratory in the bureau's forensic science unit, Investigation Bureau Director-General Leu Weng-jong (呂文忠) said 6Thursday.

The case stems from the seizure of a haul of amphetamines by the Maritime Affairs Field Division's Keelung Field Office in March 2019, which was found to be missing earlier this month during an internal check by the division.

An investigator in charge of the case Chan Meng-lin (詹孟霖) reported that the haul was lost in November last year after being sent to a MJIB forensic laboratory in Hsintien, New Taipei. It was supposed to be delivered by another investigator Cheng Yi (鄭翊), but never reached the lab.

Leu said during a legislative committee meeting that the incident was caused by problems in the Keelung office's internal control system and the bureau will review and further tighten its drug and evidence management and control measures.    [FULL  STORY]

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