Police arrest twelve members of Taoyuan-based narcotics ring
Police arrested a total of 12 suspects of a narcotics ring earlier this month in northern Taoyuan City for their alleged involvement in selling illicit drugs, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, ) said.
In a released statement, the CIB said investigators in Taoyuan cracked down the ring led by chief suspect surnamed Chen on April 1.
authorities nationwide also conducted separate raids at other locations at Taipei and New Taipei in the same day where drug ring allegedly used to distribute narcotics, it said.
The investigators confiscated 400 grams of heroine and 1,300 grams of amphetamine during these raids, it noted. Firearms and bullets used by the ring were also confiscated during these raids, the CIB said.
According to investigators, the gang allegedly used a luxury house owned by ringleader Chen to serve as headquarters for their operations.
Chen had installed CCTV cameras around his house to make sure the ring could detect any suspicious movement in advance, the CIB said.
Chen and 11 alleged gang members are now been investigated by Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office under charges for violation of the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act.