NT$10 million in illicit drugs seized in Yunlin


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Yunlin County police have arrested two suspected drug dealers and seized heroin and amphetamines worth up to NT$10 million (US$335,000) in market value, local police announced Monday.

The Douliou Police Precinct said local police arrested two men early on Monday on suspicion of drug dealing and seized 49.6 grams of heroin and 6.55 kilograms of amphetamines along with a number of inhalers.

The police said they were acting on a tip-off that drug dealers from Taoyuan were carrying a large amount of drugs to Yunlin County for sale as the summer holiday break began.

After investigating the tip and collecting information for several days before obtaining a search warrant, a special police team raided the residence of the two suspects in the early hours of Monday and arrested them while seizing the drugs found at the site.

When questioned by the police, the two suspects said they came from Taoyuan and rented a house in Douliou to store the drugs and prepare to sell them during the summer break, according to police.

The case will be referred to the Yunlin District Prosecutors Office in accordance with the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act, according to the police.