Taiwan and Japan coast guards, police, cooperate in 600kg amphetamine smuggling operation bust

Taiwan English News
Date: December 12, 2019 
By: Phillip Charlier

At least three Taiwanese suspects were arrested yesterday, after Japan Coast Guard officers and police intercepted a vessel in Kumamoto Prefecture attempting to smuggle 600 kilograms of amphetamine into Japan.

Taiwan Coast Guard Administration officers in Kaohsiung tipped off their counterparts in Japan after receiving information on a transnational narcotics smuggling operation headed by a Taiwanese national named Huang.

According to reports, Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) had been investigating the case for several months, and after notifying Japan’s National Police Agency International Investigative Operations, formed an ad-hoc international investigation team.    [FULL  STORY]

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