Po­lice ar­rest twelve mem­bers of Taoyuan-based nar­cotics ring

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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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.

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