NT$10 billion-worth of heroin seized near Kinmen

The China Post
Date: May 26, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Law enforcement authorities seized nearly 700 kilograms of heroin with


a street value of around NT$10 billion (US$332.17 million) on a fishing boat off the outlying county of Kinmen on Friday, the largest maritime seizure of heroin in recent years.

Acting on a tip-off, prosecutors led investigators, police and Coast Guard officers to intercept the Pingtung-registered fishing boat 12.5 nautical miles southeast of Wuqiu Island at around 5 a.m. as it was trying to smuggle the drug into Taiwan, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office.

A total of 1,800 bricks of heroin with a combined weight of 693 kg were found on the boat, the office said.    [FULL  STORY]

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