Taipei--The commander at the Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) air base in Taichung apologized Sunday for a scandal in which drugs were found on the base last month and some servicemen tested positive for drug use.
At a press conference on the air base, Major General Wang Te-yang (???) said that as commanding officer he was taking full responsibility for the matter and had sent a letter of apology to the Air Force Command.
Wang said he also wished to apologize to the public for allowing drugs to tarnish the military's code of honor.
The issue arose from the discovery of 53 small packets of drugs at different locations on the base on Feb. 27. In subsequent tests of the 2,303 servicemen on the base, eight people tested positive for drug use.
However, some 250 personnel who are either on leave or on training missions at other bases have not yet been tested, Wang said, adding that the testing will be completed by Wednesday.
On the question of whether those who tested positive were also drug suppliers, Wang said the Taichung District Prosecutors Office was still investigating the case.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel