NT$1 million worth of illegal drugs seized by Taiwan authorities in six-month bust

The operation was one of the largest police have ever discovered

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/26
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Tsai Ing-wen attended a CGA press conference on the matter Monday (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NT$1 billion worth of illegal substances have been seized over the past six months in one of the country’s largest-ever illicit drug busts, Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration said during a press conference on Monday.

A total of 2.8 kg of hashish, 60 kg of ketamine, 509 packets of drug-laced coffee, 2,763 kg of ingredients used to produce mephedrone, over 1 million tablets of sedative Etizolam, and 11 kilos of mixed third and second class drugs have been seized from warehouses.

Police also discovered two racking machines—used in the pharmaceutical industry—alongside a modified handgun and 34 bullets, reports CNA.

Tsai presented awards to officers involved in the haul and congratulated them for their brave efforts. She expressed the government’s ardent support for those at the frontline of law enforcement operations, and commended the individuals involved for the time, patience and determination it took to crack the case.

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