Six Taiwanese, Malaysians arrested in drug bust in Malaysia

Three Taiwanese and three Malaysian nationals were arrested in Malaysia on Aug. 19 in a joint drug bust operation by Taiwanese and Malaysian authorities, Taiwan's Investigation Bureau said Wednesday.

The six suspects were arrested in Kuala Lumpur and the State of Selangor, where local authorities seized 42.5 kilograms of amphetamine, one vehicle used to commit the crime, and illegal gains of over US$1,770, according to the bureau.

The amount of amphetamine seized could have been used by 1.06 million people, the bureau said.

The bureau said the drug raid was a result of intelligence sharing between authorities in the two countries.

Since 2005, the bureau and Malaysian police have jointly cracked 10 cases of transnational drug smuggling, and have seized a total of 11.2 million tablets of erimin, 599 kilograms of nimetazepam, 252 kg of amphetamine, 118 kg of ketamine, 40 kg of heroin and 2,225 tablets of MDMA, the bureau said.

Source: Focus Taiwan