By: Huang Li-yun and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Japan stopped a drug smuggling operation in its waters in August
with the help of Taiwanese police, officials with Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Monday, touting the case as a successful example of international cooperation in combating the drug trade.
Acting CIB investigation squad chief Yang Kuo-sung (楊國松) trumpeted the success at a press conference on Monday, at which Japanese police representatives presented the bureau a certificate to express their thanks for the assistance.
According to Yang, the CIB obtained intelligence in April related to a plan to smuggle drugs in waters close to Hitachinaka in Ibaraki Prefecture, with the handover of drugs to come by boat. [FULL STORY]