Taiwanese man arrested in Manila for suspected drug trafficking

The China Post
Date: June 4, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A Taiwanese man was arrested in Manila Saturday on suspicion of drug trafficking during a buy-and-bust operation, a spokesman for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Sunday.
PDEA agents and police posing as drug buyers arrested the man, 56, at a hotel in the city, according to the spokesman.

Drug enforcement agents found 50 kilograms of crystals in a container used to store dried fish in his car. If the crystals were identified as amphetamines, their street value would reach about 250 million Philippine pesos (US$5.17 million), the spokesman said.

The operation was carried out as a result of mutual judicial assistance between the authorities of Taiwan and the Philippines.

The suspect was active in a Taiwanese business chamber in the northern Philippines but withdrew from the chamber in 2015 when his plastics factory closed and he then moved to Binan, about 40 kilometers south of Manila, according to a Taiwanese businessman operating in the Philippines.    [FULL  STORY]

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