Taipei police officer arrested for marijuana use

A man growing and selling marijuana in Hsinchu told CIB investigators that the 30 year old officer in Taipei was his primary customer

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(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 11, officers with the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) raided the home of a man, surnamed Lin (林), in Hsinchu who was suspected of making and selling drugs.

The investigation found he was growing marijuana, and when interrogated by the CIB, Lin claimed that his primary customer was a 30 year old police officer working in Taipei’s Zhongzheng District, also surnamed Lin.

District Prosecutors in Taipei reportedly visited the precinct office in Taipei later the same day to find the officer and investigate the claim.

Apple Daily reports that officer Lin has reportedly been arrested, suspended from the force, and will be prosecuted according to the law, although the report does not specify what precise charges have been made against the officer.

Law enforcement officers are investigating the two men’s relationship and the extent of the police officers alleged drug use.