Drug trafficking bust nets 847-kg China ketamine
PINGTUNG, Taiwan -- Law enforcers busted a drug trafficking attempt in Pingtung County yesterday when the suspects allegedly smuggled 847kg of ketamines from China.
As the Central Weather Bureau continued to issue low temperatures warnings nationwide, the ring was reported to smuggle the drugs into the country, believing that law enforcers would not be on-duty in such cold weather.
The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) and Investigation Bureau (IB) learned the scheme from informants and took action yesterday.
CGA and IB busted the trafficking jointly with two Kaohsiung district prosecutors at Tungkang Fishing Harbor at around 6 a.m.
During the crackdown, the investigators arrested captain Chen Hsing-hsiung, 62, and other five people on the boat.
The ring allegedly left for China nine days ago and brought the drugs into the country for the peak season including students' winter break and the upcoming Chinese New Year, said law enforcers, adding that the seized drugs are worth up to NT$300 million (S$13.11 million).
Thu, Jan 14, 2010
The China Post/Asia News Network
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