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CIB makes 2 arrests in raid on drug factory in New Taipei City area

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently arrested two alleged drug dealers, saying that the suspects had allegedly imported various ingredients from other countries and made them into drugs at a factory near the Formosa Fun Coast in Bali District, New Taipei City.

The CIB yesterday said that they recently received a report, claiming that someone had built a drug factory in Bali District. The suspects allegedly made Meow Meow — a new type of stimulant drug — at the factory, the bureau said.

"We teamed up with the New Taipei City Police Department and discovered that a hairdresser surnamed Yang and a worker surnamed Chen were allegedly involved in making stimulant drugs," the CIB said.

The police said that Yang and Chen allegedly imported a huge amount of drug-making ingredients from abroad, noting that the pair only manufactured the drugs at night to avoid police detection.

"Chen left the factory when the drugs started to be processed, then came back after they were finished," the police said. After months of investigation, police finally raided Yang and Chen's alleged drug factory last Sunday and discovered machines including refrigerators, gas masks, chemecal ingredientse and other equipment used to make drugs.

Yang and Chen claimed that they did not have any knowledge of drugs making, but that they had taken notes from drug dealers. Police also allegedly discovered three drug packages in Chen's motorbike. Chen, however, claimed that the three packs were powdered laundry detergent, the CIB added.

According to the investigation, the suspects allegedly sold the drugs to dealers at for NT$250,000 per kilogram, adding that the other drug dealers would then separate the drugs into smaller packs and sell them in northern Taiwan.

The police summoned the two suspects and later transferred them to the Shilin District Prosecutors Office for further investigation, the bureau said.

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