Nine suspects detained for alleged drug trafficking

The main suspect surnamed Liao (center) is sent to prosecutors’ office in Taoyuan.

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/15
By You Kai-hsiang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, June 15 (CNA) Nine suspects have been turned over to the authorities for alleged involvement in drug trafficking, police said Monday.

The police also seized a total of 28 kilograms of heroin, which they said has a market value of about NT$148 million (US$4.78 million).

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Taipei City Police Department said they were tipped off as early as February that several people were planning to smuggle heroin from Thailand.

Late Saturday, eight of the suspects returned to Taiwan from Thailand with a tour group, and police found that they were all dressed in loose clothing. They later seized 14.097 kg of heroin hidden under their clothes.     [FULL  STORY]

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