Woman not charged for importing hemp seed oil: Doctor prescribed it

Prosecutors cleared a woman suspected of drug trafficking after receiving hemp seed oil sent by her daughter from the USA, because she had been legally prescribed CBD by her doctor. According to reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News, customs officials intercepted a package containing two bottles of hemp seed oil, leading to an investigation by the Customs Investigation Bureau, who believed that importing the substance violated the law, as it was a marijuana extract. However, prosecutor’s found that

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Man busted for drugs protests: search warrant is for guns only

A suspect found in possession of amphetamines, and cultivating marijuana, protested to police because the search warrant was issued to search for firearms, according to reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News. Police in Shulin District, New Taipei City were tipped off several days ago that Mr Lin, 44, was modifying and selling firearms. A search warrant was executed on March 26, and police duly searched Lin’s residence. As police entered Lin’s residence, Lin called out to a family

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Cannabis compressed as “tea cake” intercepted at Taoyuan International Airport

A Canadian citizen was arrested at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport after customs officials found 20 kilograms of marijuana in his checked baggage, police revealed at a press conference today, January 9. The 40-year-old Chinese Canadian man named Wei (危), was arrested at around 5:00 am, December 28, after an x-ray examination of his luggage raised the suspicions of customs officers. Officers took Wei and his baggage to an examination room where they opened the luggage. The officers found 20 round

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Canadian man arrested attempting to import more than 30kg cannabis at Taoyuan International Airport

A Canadian national was arrested at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport October 30 after being found in possession of more than 30 kilograms of marijuana stored in two suitcases, it was revealed at a press conference today. The suspect, who has not been named in media reports, was intercepted at 5:00am October 30 after an x-ray search of checked baggage from an Eva Air flight arriving from Toronto at terminal 2 raised customs officers’ suspicions. After the suspect, described as being

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Taiwan Customs to tighten checks for flights from North America after record marijuana haul at Taoyuan Airport

Taiwan Customs Administration has already removed Canada and the USA from the list of countries with a low risk of drug trafficking, after a passenger arriving on a flight from Los Angeles was found with two suitcases full of cannabis earlier this month. A Taiwanese citizen named Guo (郭) was intercepted at Taipei Taoyuan airport at 5:00am on June 1, and found to have 37 kilograms of cannabis heads packed in 66 bags in two checked-in suitcases. There had been

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Taiwan’s Reefer Madness extends to hemp seed oil: Public cautioned

Narcotics control authorities in Kaohsiung City warned the public not to purchase oil of unclear origin after traces of THC were detected in flax seed oil imported into Taiwan. After being informed by a member of the public, officials from the Kaohsiung City Government Department of Substance Abuse Control and Prevention were shocked to find that people were openly selling hemp seed oil products on the Internet. The bureau also cited a case of a woman who imported flax seed

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Police Officer Arrested for Selling Pot

A police officer in Taichung City was arrested December 23 after an investigating officer responded to an ad on the Internet, and met with the man to purchase a small quantity of marijuana. The 22-year-old police officer named Chen, confessed to his crime and told investigators and prosecutors that he had purchased the cannabis online for his own use, but after smoking it once, he felt that he didn’t like the taste, and decided to get rid of the rest

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Nantou’s Biggest Marijuana Cultivation Operation in 20 Years Busted

Police raided a cannabis cultivation operation in a remote mountain district in Nantou County yesterday, and uncovered what they described as the biggest cultivation operation in 20 years. More than 500 plants were uprooted by investigators in what appeared in police videos to be steep, jungle-clad terrain. Along with the plants, 372 grams of seeds, and 176 grams of dried cannabis tops and leaves were taken as evidence. A 59 year-old man named Deng and his girlfriend were arrested. Deng

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Farmers Busted Growing Pot in Pingtung

Two farmers, both former national athletes, were arrested after a raid by police and coast guard found the men were growing cannabis among trees in an orchard in Pingtung County, July 14. After a 6 month long investigation, officers from a combined investigation team involving officers from coast guard and police units in Pingtung County and Kaohsiung City set up an ambush at 5:00am Saturday morning, and arrested the men when they arrived and began to spray pesticides on the

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Police Dispatch Elite Force to Bust MMA-fighting Cram School Teacher for Growing Pot

An American cram school teacher was arrested after a police raid on his apartment in Nangang District, Taipei City, uncovered a small cannabis growing operation in the apartment, along with the finished product, including buds and leaves, marijuana butter, and marijuana tincture. According to media reports including Mirror Media, police had been watching and investigating the 33 year-old man, named as “Kyle,” for some time after receiving a report that the man was growing cannabis in his apartment. During the

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English Teachers Busted for Growing and Selling Pot

A Nepalese man was arrested yesterday after police raided properties in Taoyuan City and New Taipei City yesterday. A total of 220 cannabis plants, along with one kilogram of dried and prepared product, were found in the raids. Police first raided a residence in Pingzhen District, Taoyuan City belonging to a 39 year-old Taiwanese man named Wei. Wei was found to be in possession of 191 marijuana plants and 1 kilogram of dried cannabis. Wei led them to a 42

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