Tainan arrests biggest drug smuggling case in history

The case was completed in early November last year when a fishing boat Sheng Hong Xiang was found involved in smuggling more than 550 kilograms of methamphetamine to Taiwan, with a market value of more …

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The case was completed in early November last year when a fishing boat Sheng Hong Xiang was found involved in smuggling more than 550 kilograms of methamphetamine to Taiwan, with a market value of more than $1 billion.

The incident was reported to the Tainan Coast Guard and the Sixth District Police of the City South Police that the defendant, Captain Lu, used his fishing boat, Sheng Hongxiang, to transport amphetamines out. sea for the drug gang and agreed that the cost of transporting the drugs was NT$18 to 20 million, which was reported to the Southern Prosecutor’s Office for investigation.

The task force found the captain of the fishing boat, surnamed Lu, and two crew members who had boarded the fishing boat from the security checkpoint of Anping Commercial Port in Nan City at 7pm. on November 1, 2021, and announced that they were leaving customs and headed for 81.67 nautical miles off Kaohsiung, and waited until a large commercial vessel of unknown nationality arrived there at around 6 o’clock or 7 a.m. the next day (2). The ship’s crane lifted 21 large bags full of amphetamines onto the fishing boat, and Lu and others moved 21 bags of drugs to the cockpit, where they were concealed with blankets.

Tainan arrests biggest drug smuggling case in history
The police and the Coast Guard jointly solved the largest drug smuggling case in Tainan history, seizing 550 kilograms of amphetamine-type drugs with a market value of more than $1 billion. (Photo: Police).

The boat returned to Tainan’s Anping Fishing Port on the afternoon of November 3 of the same year. After the boat entered the port, Lu informed members of the drug gang that they could pick up the goods and contacted a defendant named Chen (Chen acted as a trucker and was paid $1 million). .

After suspect Chen boarded the boat, Tainan Maritime Patrol Team investigators and District 6 detectives who were reported to have ambushes immediately boarded the boat to inspect and found a large amount of Large amounts of amphetamines were covered with blankets in the cockpit, and 21 large tablets were seized. anesthetic bags packed into 520 small bags with a gross weight of 550,2208 kilograms;

The fishing boat Sheng Hongxiang was also seized and auctioned, showing that the police and judicial authorities against the fishing boat Sheng Hong Xiang were also seized and auctioned, demonstrating their determination to fight ghost crime. drugs of the police and judicial forces.

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