Taiwanese man arrested in Philippines for carrying firearms and illegal drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was arrested in the capital of the Philippines on Aug.24 for illegally possessing a large amount of ammunition and drugs.  The 31 year-old suspect ...

Suspect arrested in disappearance of 3 Italians in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of three Italian men in the western state of Michoacan. The federal prosecutors' office sa...

Indonesia wants death sentences for 4 Taiwanese drug smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors in Indonesia are requesting death sentences for four Taiwanese men accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the country by sea, reports said Tuesday. The fou...

Taiwanese arrested for smuggling NT$6.75 bil of drugs into Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) reported March 23 that two Taiwanese men have been arrested for attempting to smuggle NT$6.6 billion (US$22...

Taiwan, Indonesian police bust amphetamine smuggling gang

JAKARTA (CNA) -- A joint effort by Taiwanese and Indonesian police resulted in the arrest of four Taiwan nationals attempting to smuggle amphetamine onto Batam Island, in Riau Islands Province, Indone...

Indonesian prosecutors want death for 8 Taiwanese drug suspects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors in Indonesia have requested death sentences for eight Taiwanese citizens arrested in the biggest amphetamine haul in the country’s history, reports said ...

Massive drugs catch on Chinese fishing boat near Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 500 kilograms of illegal drugs with an estimated market value of NT$1 billion (US$33 million) were found inside a fishing boat from China near Penghu County in t...

American busted for drugs and gun in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese-American man and his female Taiwanese accomplice was caught in Chiayi while apparently trying to flee the country with both drugs and a gun in their possession yester...

Germany: Dutch man arrested with drugs worth $3.5 million

BERLIN (AP) — German police have arrested a Dutch man accused of running an international narcotics business from his apartment, after seizing drugs with an estimated street value of 3 million euros (...

Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past

NEW YORK (AP) — While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: "Nobody has seen anything like what's going on now." He wa...

Five Taiwanese drug suspects sentenced to life by the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five Taiwanese citizens received life prison sentences  in a local court in the Philippines along with a 4 million pesos (US$ 80,800) fine each for ill...

Car shot 13 times before stopping for police in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When police in New Taipei's Sanchong District were attempting to have a car pull over to check if it had been stolen, the driver, surnamed Liu (劉) refused to stop...

Dutch police discover large quantity of synthetic drugs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police searching a barn in the southern Netherlands have discovered a large quantity of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world. In a stateme...

Thai police arrest wanted British drug trafficker

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) — Thai police said Tuesday that they have arrested a British man wanted in his own country on a drug trafficking conviction. Jonathan Michael Moorby, 47, was...

Crash that sent pilot to closed runway prompts FAA changes

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The death of a pilot who was directed to a closed airport after reporting engine trouble and crashed a quarter-mile from the nonexistent runway has prompted changes at the Federal...