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Police and Coast Guard officers this morning raided a Penghu registered fishing vessel in Anping fishing port, Tainan City, and intercepted a 264 kilogram haul of cannabis.
Prosecutors said it was the biggest marijuana bust in the last five years.
The raid was conducted at 1:00am this morning after a tip off from investigators in Kaohsiung. Investigators found 519 bags each weighing around 500 grams.
The captain of the fishing boat, Hsia Zhongyi and three Indonesian crew were arrested.
Investigators speaking to media at a press conference this afternoon described marijuana as, the “aristocrat drug,” “an addictive stimulant,” and said the haul could have poisoned the health of up to 300, 000 people.
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