Meth production in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand booming: UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published a report Tuesday which names the “Golden Triangle” of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos as the heart of...

Taiwanese citizen arrested in New Zealand in major meth bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 39 year old Taiwanese man and his 27 year old Chinese partner in crime were arrested last week in New Zealand on charges of smuggling methamphetamine into the country. ...

NT$1 billion worth of illegal drugs seized by Taiwan authorities in six-month bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NT$1 billion worth of illegal substances have been seized over the past six months in one of the country’s largest-ever illicit drug busts, Taiwan’s Coast Guar...

Romanians, Nigerians arrested in Cambodian drug bust

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police say they have arrested two Romanians and three Nigerians after seizing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine from one of them as he prepared to...

City fire official among 29 charged in upstate NY drug bust

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A city fire official has been charged with being a major drug trafficker as the ringleader of a cocaine-dealing motorcycle club and another operation that sold pills containing...

Taiwanese authorities seize NT$2.4-billion worth of heroin, suspects arrested

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 94.138 kilograms of heroin with a street value of about NT$2.4 billion (US$78.08 million) was seized in a drug bust in Keelung, leading to the arrest of two suspected drug s...

Spanish police arrest 37 in drug bust in south and Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 37 people as part of a drug bust in southern Spain and the capital of Madrid. The police say Wednesday that the arrests were made ...

Pingtung announces massive US$195 million heroin bust made in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Law enforcement officers in southern Taiwan successfully busted the largest heroin smuggling operation reported in recent years, according to the Pingtung District Prosecu...

Baked baker: American man in Kaohsiung busted for growing marijuana in his home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American male pizza baker and English tutor has been arrested for growing marijuana in his home, announced Kaohsiung police yesterday (Dec. 14), reported CNA. Kaohsiung p...

Police bust biggest marijuana growing operation in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police raided the largest marijuana growing operation in Taiwan's history in Taitung City earlier this month, including 794 cannabis plants, each of which grew to about two...

El Salvador navy seizes record 6.3 metric tons of cocaine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — El Salvador's navy has seized 6.3 metric tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible boat in the Pacific Ocean. The Salvadoran anti-narcotics police division says that...

Taiwanese-American man busted for 'marijuana factory' in Taipei home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American man was arrested on Wednesday (Nov. 7) for allegedly running a "marijuana factory" (大麻工場) inside his apartment in Taipei City. After surv...

Italy makes cross-border bust of nearly 600 pounds of heroin

ROME (AP) — European authorities say they have seized 270 kilograms (595 pounds) of heroin in Genoa's port and allowed part of it to travel on, under police surveillance, to its final destination in t...

Police arrest Gambian man for marijuana possession after tip-off from Taiwanese wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Gambian man was arrested for possession of marijuana after police were informed by his Taiwanese wife, who also provided information about his alleged connection to the decea...

Spain arrests 15, seizes 5 tons of cocaine in banana cargo

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish official says police have arrested at least 15 people in an anti-drug operation that saw authorities seize more than five tons of cocaine concealed in a banana shipment. ...