Taiwan Busts Largest Drug Import

The News Lens
Date: 2016/04/14
Translated and compiled by: Yuan-ling Liang

On April 13, the Taichung District Prosecutors Office announced that it had

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Photo Credit: daddyboskeazy @ Flickr CC BY 2.0

uncovered the biggest amount of drugs found in a Taiwan narcotic crime.

Two of the suspects, Cheng and Lee, were both arrested. The evidence includes 263 kilograms of ketamine and 1,520 kilograms of cathine (raw material for making amphetamine), adding up to more than NT$1 billion (approximately US$30.8 million).

At the end of March, the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau reported that drugs were found on a container ship from China. The Taichung custom officers then tracked down clues and uncovered a huge amount of drugs that could potentially be supplied to 36 million people.

Apple Daily reports, according to the prosecutors, the drug dealers intentionally imported the narcotics during spring break in Taiwan, when fewer customs officers are on duty. They stuffed the drugs inside large plastic decorations. The rest of the drugs were hidden in green tea and car wax containers. Before sent to Taiwan, the goods were originally shipped from China and loaded in Kowloon, Hong Kong.     [FULL  STORY]

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