500kg Amphetamine Haul Intercepted in the Taiwan Strait

Penghu County police and Coast Guard officers intercepted a Chinese fishing vessel near the middle of the Taiwan Strait carrying 502kg of amphetamine precursors, yesterday, December 15.

Police investigators focusing on criminal organizations using Penghu as a drug shipment point came across intelligence about the shipment, and intercepted the vessel after locating it on radar travelling at a speed of 8 knots towards Penghu.

After boarding the vessel officers found 20 feed bags filled with amphetamine precursors. The crew of five was arrested, and the boat escorted to Magong Port.

amphetamines in sacks
502kg of amphetamine smuggled in feed bags found aboard a fishing vessel in the Taiwan Strait, December 15, 2017. Picture: Penghu County Police Bureau.

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