Premier commends officials for biggest heroin bust

Taipei Times
Date: May 29, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

Premier Lin Chuan (林全) yesterday commended the law enforcement

Premier Lin Chuan, third left, inspects 693kg of heroin seized on Friday off Kinmen County during a visit to Kaohsiung yesterday to reward the police and Coast Guard Administration personnel who seized the drugs. Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

and Coast Guard Administration (CGA) officials who took part in the nation’s largest heroin seizure to date and reiterated the nation’s commitment to fighting drugs.

Kaohsiung preosecutors, investigators, police and CGA personnel on Friday seized 693kg of heroin, estimated to have a street value of about NT$10 billion (US$332 million), found on a fishing boat off Kinmen County.

Acting on a tip-off that a fishing boat registered to Pingtung was trying to smuggle drugs into the nation, the coast guard intercepted the boat 12.5 nautical miles (23.15km) southeast of Wuchiu Island (烏坵) and seized 1,800 bricks of heroin.    [FULL  STORY]

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