Ketamine factory raided, 5,000 kg of drugs seized

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/09/25
By: Cheng Chi-feng and Elizabeth Hsu 

Kaohsiung, Sept. 25 (CNA) Law enforcement personnel arrested five suspects and seized more than 5,000 kilograms of ketamine, marijuana, and semi-finished ketamine in a raid of a factory in southern Taiwan, the Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Justice (MJIB) said Tuesday.

The ketamine factory, located on the border between Chiayi County and Tainan, was the biggest to have been busted in Taiwan’s history, MJIB officials said at a press briefing in Kaohsiung.

MJIB agents in Kaohsiung described the factory as a turnkey factory exported from China, with equipment, raw materials and drug-producing technology all shipped from across the Taiwan Strait.

With China beefing up its anti-drug campaigns by introducing harsh punishments, there have been signs suggesting that underground drug factories there are being relocated to Taiwan, the MJIB said.

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