By: J.K. Liao, Flor Wang and Elaine Hou
Taipei, April 13 (CNA) The Taichung District Prosecutors Office and Investigation Bureau agents have made the biggest haul of illegal drugs in Taiwan’s history, the Ministry of Justice announced Wednesday.
Along with seizing 263.5 kilograms of ketamine and 1,520 kg of ephedrine with an estimated market value of NT$1 billion (US$30.89 million), the authorities also arrested two suspects surnamed Cheng and Lee.
Speaking at a news conference on the massive bust, Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) lauded the efforts of prosecutors, police and investigators in breaking the case.
Taichung customs officers found a suspicious shipment of goods from China March 31, and suspected that drugs were hidden in a consignment of decorative pandas and mushrooms, as well as cans of car wax. They then reported the case to Taichung prosecutors and police for further investigation. [FULL STORY]