CIB seizes ketamine, nabs 3 suspects in crackdown
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has cracked down on a drug dealing ring in North Taiwan, arresting three suspects and seizing 132 kilograms of ketamine, officials said yesterday.
January 24, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
CIB officers nabbed the alleged ringleader, surnamed Lin, and another man, surnamed Chou, in the midst of an alleged drug transaction, the officials said, adding that 2 kilograms of ketamine were seized from the two suspects.
A further raid of Lin's residence in Banqiao, New Taipei, uncovered another 130 kilograms of ketamine, and resulted in the arrest of his wife, surnamed Tai, the officials said.
The operation was prompted by a tip-off about Lin allegedly selling drugs, the officials said.
The investigation leading to the arrests had been conducted by a task force set up between the CIB, the police departments from New Taipei and Hsinchu County, as well as the Coast Guard, the officials added.
Lin Te-hua, commissioner of the CIB, has been keen on curbing the spread of drugs, according to officials.