Taiwan, Malaysia bust illicit drugs worth S$8.71 million

Taiwan, Malaysia bust illicit drugs worth S$8.71 million
File photo of a drug bust.

A joint co-operation between Taiwan and Malaysia has recently uncovered 410 kilograms of illicit drugs in Malaysia, estimated to be worth over NT$200 million (S$S$8.71 million), the Criminal Investigation Bureau has announced.

In a statement, CIB said the largest-ever joint illicit drug bust between the two countries was conducted in Kuala Lumpur on April 30.

The crackdown was made possible after the CIB received tips that two Taiwanese nationals, surnamed Wang and Chen, both alleged members of a drug-smuggling ring, were to visit Malaysia on April 28 to transport illicit drugs from Malaysia to Taiwan.

With the information provided by the CIB, police authorities in Kuala Lumpur launched a raid at 10 p.m. on April 30.

Some 1.4 million Erimin pills weighing about 410 kilograms were hidden in 191 spools when the raiding party moved in at a business premises, according to the CIB.

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