Taiwan Customs to tighten checks for flights from North America after record marijuana haul at Taoyuan Airport

Taiwan English News
Date: June 13, 2019 
By: Phillip Charlier

Taiwan Customs Administration has already removed Canada and the USA from the list of countries with a low risk of drug trafficking, after a passenger arriving on a flight from Los Angeles was found with two suitcases full of cannabis earlier this month.

A Taiwanese citizen named Guo (郭) was intercepted at Taipei Taoyuan airport at 5:00am on June 1, and found to have 37 kilograms of cannabis heads packed in 66 bags in two checked-in suitcases. There had been no attempt to cover-up or hide the haul, and not and inch space was wasted.

Customs officials and police did not release details of the bust until today.

According to reports, police were tipped off around a month ago that a man named Guo was planning to transport cannabis from the USA to Taiwan, and began an investigation.    [FULL  STORY]

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