Taipei's summer anti-drug campaign nets 1,849 arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  The a summer anti-drug campaign by the Taipei City Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division has resulted in a nearly 20 percent increase solved drug cases ...

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 ...

Largest marijuana field in 20 years busted in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What Nantou police described as the largest marijuana field in 20 years was raided by authorities in central Nantou County. Police yesterday raided a marijuana fie...

Man sought in deaths of 3 in Illinois arrested in Wisconsin

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in a shooting that left three men dead and a 4-year-old boy wounded at a central Illinois apartment complex has been arrested during a Wisconsin ...

Taiwanese police arrest dealer in Taoyuan's largest ketamine bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Police arrested a man surnamed Pan (潘) on June 19, on the way to a drug deal with over NT$10 million (US$330,000) worth of ketamine o...

Southeast Asian nations make record busts of crystal meth amid intense rate of illicit drugs trafficking   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Thailand and Indonesia, Malaysia is the next nation to crack down in the biggest operation against crystal methamphetamine in recent years amid reports that Sou...

Ministry destroys 700lb (316kg) of drugs in public ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau destroyed 316 kilograms (700 pounds) of drugs in a public ceremony today.  The amount of drugs destroyed today&nb...

Spanish police bust hashish smuggling gang, arrest 14

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 14 suspected drug smugglers and confiscated 3,700 kilos of hashish in a drug bust in southern Spain. Police said Saturday they als...

Vietnam seizes heroin worth $2.5M in China border drug bust

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have seized 100 kilograms of heroin worth $2.5 million in one of the country's largest drug busts. Two men were arrested on Friday in northern...

Four Chinese nabbed in joint Indonesia-Taiwan crystal meth crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Indonesian authorities announced Tuesday that a vessel was found with up to 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine in a global crackdown, according to Apple Daily. Four Chine...

Record haul of ecstasy seized in Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Some 600 kilograms of ecstasy, with a street value of NT$3 billion (about US$100 million), was seized in Taipei last month and the main suspect was arrested this week, the Investigatio...

Taiwan's aviation police seize over 97kg of ketamine

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A shipment containing more than 97 kilograms of ketamine, a fast-acting and powerful anesthetic often used as a date rape drug, was discovered on Friday at a courier facility near Taiw...

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...

Largest drug bust in Taiwan's history: 1,300 kg of ketamine seized in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday, Feb. 2, Kaohsiung Police raided a fishing boat docked at a pier along Taiwan’s southern coast, to discover nearly 1,300 kg of ketamine wrapped in 126 pack...

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped...