Taiwan, Philippines jointly bust a narcotics operation


MANILA–Philippine law enforcement authorities, acting on information supplied by Taiwan, raided a warehouse Tuesday that had been turned into a narcotics-producing plant in the suburbs of Manila.

During the raid in Valenzuela, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police Anti Illegal Drugs Group also seized a large quantity of drug processing equipment, raw materials and around 36 kilograms of amphetamine with a street value of around 144 million pesos (US$3.03 million).

According to initial reports, law enforcement officers arrested two Chinese people and were tracking down other suspects who had gone on the run.

The joint operation was conducted under a judicial mutual assistance agreement signed in 2013 between Taiwan and the Philippines.