Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp...

Taiwan police arrest 5 in largest drug bust in Kinmen's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fuchien Kinmen District Prosecutors Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 15) at a press conference that it has solved the largest drug trafficking case in the history of Kin...

Taiwanese police bust 'Trump' dope lab in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have arrested a man in New Taipei City and are charging him with producing illegal narcotics, packaged with U.S. President Donald Trump's likeness. On Thursd...

New Taipei police make huge bust of heroin packaged as tea leaves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Sept. 19, police in New Taipei City conducted raids in the Banqiao (板橋), Shulin (樹林), and Taishan (泰山) districts of the city in cooperation with the Crim...

Staggering drug bust shows traffickers turning to East Coast

This week's staggering cocaine bust in Philadelphia is another sign that traffickers are turning to East Coast seaports as a result of increased law enforcement pressure along the country's southwest ...

Taiwanese investigators work with Thai police, US DEA for drug bust in Chiang Mai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) cooperated with Thailand law enforcement authorities and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to bust a ring of ketami...

Taiwan, China cooperate to stop major drug shipment

At the end of last year, Taiwanese and Chinese investigators prevented a major shipment of narcotics from entering Taiwan via Southeast Asia, the Keelung District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday. T...

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...