Cross-strait drug smug­gler ring ap­pre­hended by CIB

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bureau (CIB) re­cently cracked down on a cross-strait drug smug­gling ring by ar­rest­ing three sus­pects in­clud­ing its al­leged leader, sur­named Fang, in the Greater Taipei re­gion.

The CIB said po­lice author­i­ties seized 3 kilo­grams of heroin worth up to NT$14 mil­lion in a con­tainer at Keelung Har­bor on July 27 af­ter re­ceiv­ing tips that the ring was about to trans­port the drugs into Tai­wan.

Po­lice later ar­rested three al­leged drug smug­glers in­clud­ing in­di­vid­u­als sur­named Fang, Chou and Kung on the same day in Taipei and New Taipei cities.

Ac­cord­ing to the CIB, Fang asked his two ac­com­plices to ap­ply for pass­ports in prepa­ra­tion to smug­gle the drugs abroad.

In early June, Chou and Kung went to Laos, hid­ing heroin in fur­ni­ture and lamp hold­ers that were later trans­ferred to Guang­dong province.

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