SMUGGLING OPERATION: Police officers last week raided locations in New Taipei City and seized three handguns, a silencer, 124 bullets and two magazines, and other items
Date: Nov 07, 2019
By: Chiu Chun-fu and Jason Pan / Staff reporters
Police yesterday said they have busted a drug trafficking ring smuggling narcotics to Malaysia andseized 1.18 million tablets of Erimin, a brand name of the hypnotic drug nimetazepam.
Four people were detained in raids conducted last month in New Taipei City, police said.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau yesterday displayed the items seized during the raids, including three 9mm handguns, 124 bullets, one silencer, two magazines and 24 cartons filled with pouches containing the nimetazepam tablets, which is a Class 3 narcotic drug.
“We found up to 10 Erimin tablets in each pouch. [The pouches] weighed 217kg in total, with an estimated street value of NT$300 million [US$9.87 million],” said police Captain Hsiao Juei-hao (蕭瑞豪) with the bureau’s Third Investigation Corps. [FULL STORY]