Malaysian ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of drug smug­gling by de­tec­tives

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A Malaysian woman was re­cently ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the seizure of NT$20 mil­lion worth of il­licit drugs at a Tai­wan air­port, the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bureau (CIB,

) an­nounced yesterday. The Malaysian na­tional, iden­ti­fied only as Fami, was ar­rested on Sun­day, Aug. 9 at an air­port in Tai­wan af­ter cus­toms author­i­ties found 2,306 grams of heroin in her lug­gage, the CIB said in a re­leased state­ment.

Po­lice author­i­ties made the ar- rest af­ter re­ceiv­ing tips that an in­ter­na­tional drug ring might smug­gle il­licit nar­cotics into Tai­wan while Typhoon Soude­lor wreaked havoc on the is­land.

The sus­pect was trav­el­ing from Kuala Lumpur to Tai­wan, the CIB said.

Po­lice claim that the Malaysian woman was car­ry­ing bricks of heroin, weigh­ing 2.3 kilo­grams in to­tal, wrapped in car­bon pa­per and con­cealed in hid­den com­part­ments in her lug­gage. She was busted af­ter be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously at the air­port.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tions, the sus­pect claimed that she was given US$7,000 by a drug smug­gling ring to carry the heroin into Tai­wan.

The sus­pect claimed to po­lice that pre­vi­ously she had suc­cess­fully traf­ficked drugs into Tai­wan in this fash­ion at Kaoh­si­ung In­ter­na­tional Air­port this May.

Fol­low­ing the ar­rest, the sus­pect was trans­ferred to the Taipei Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice for ques­tion­ing re­gard­ing the in­ter­na­tional drug ring.

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