Taiwan nabs Canadian smuggling drugs disguised as tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport arrested a Canadian found with NT$30 million (US$1 million) worth of marijuana disguised as Chinese Pu’er tea, reports...

Thailand gives life sentence to Taiwanese heroin smuggler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court in Thailand that had sentenced a Taiwanese man to death for smuggling heroin has changed his sentence to life in prison after he confessed, reports said Thursday (...

Citizens of Taiwan and Italy can use e-Gates at each other’s airports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Citizens of Taiwan and Italy will be allowed to use the e-Gates at airports in each other’s country, with Taiwan only the eighth country from outside the European Un...

U.S.-Taiwan cooperation helps uncover drugs in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cooperation between Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the United States resulted in a find of nearly 100 kilograms of heroin and crystal meth in Bangk...

Head of Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The commissioner of Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), Chinnapat Sarasin, visited Taiwan recently to thank the island for its assistance in nabbing a dru...

Greek court refuses to extradite dissident to Iran

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has refused to extradite to Iran an Iranian political dissident and Christian wanted in her country for alleged drugs-smuggling, citing fears that she might f...

Canadian expert recommends improving relations with Taiwan to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Canada could respond to the escalating dispute with China by immediately expelling its ambassador and by improving relations with Taiwan, the head of a Canadian think tank wrote...

Thailand nabs 3 Taiwanese heroin smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Three Taiwanese citizens caught moving 70 kilograms of heroin in Thailand could face the death penalty, reports said Wednesday. The 200 bags of the class-one drug were found ...

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...

The Latest: Trump in Key West for drug trafficking briefing

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Crowds are lining the streets of Key West, Florida, as President Donald...

Trump checks out anti-drug effort while in Florida

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump is on his way to Key West, Florida, where he'll get a briefing on drug interdiction. Trump will be visiting Joint Interagency Task F...

Taiwan catches 2 tons of drugs hidden inside machinery from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Customs in Keelung found 2 tons of raw materials enough to make ketamine for 5 million people hidden inside machinery imported from China, reports said Saturday. Five s...

Record drugs catch for Taiwan coast guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard seized a record 846 kilograms of drugs valued at a total of NT$400 million (US$12.8 million) on boats off the coast of Taitung County, reports said Friday....

Almost 200 Taiwanese deported to China: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 198 Taiwanese citizens have been deported to China from other countries as fraud suspects since last April, the Mainland Affairs Council announced Thursday. The dep...

Japan arrests 2 Taiwanese on drugs charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Japan announced Tuesday they had arrested two Taiwanese citizens for sending packages of illegal drugs into the country. Last month, customs in Yokohama found a tota...