CIB seizes big haul of firearms, drugs
By John Liu ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently cooperated with the Taoyuan County Police Bureau to arrest three suspects on charges of drug possession and firearm sales, seizing a large number of modified firearms and drugs.
September 11, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
Between Saturday and Monday authorities seized three modified guns, 28 bullets, two cartridges, a bullet-proof vest, 11.56 grams of heroine and 43.23 grams of amphetamines.
The Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office will prosecute the suspects for violations of the Controlling Guns and Ammunition and Knives Act as well as the Against Narcotics Act.
The CIB said the arrests are an example of its determination to crack down on crimes involving illegal firearms and narcotics.
The bureau has dispatched officers around the country in an effort to ensure public safety.
The international department of the CIB received information regarding a suspect surnamed Lin possessing and selling firearms.
After two months of investigation, police officers on Saturday secured evidence of Lin's possession of firearms, and at Lin's residence in Taoyuan seized a modified JP915 gun with a street value of NT$40,000, as well as 12 bullets, 11.56 grams of heroine and 18.94 grams of amphetamines.
International department officers received a tipoff that a suspect surnamed Shiu was selling firearms.
After a month of investigation, officers secured concrete evidence and arrested Shiu in Taoyuan yesterday, in the process seizing a modified Beretta and JP915 handguns with a combined worth of NT$85,000. In addition, 17 bullets, two cartridges, one bullet-proof vest and one gram of amphetamines were also seized.
CIB officers are currently in the process of tracking the source of the seized drugs and firearms.