Taipei, The New Taipei District Court granted a prosecutors' request Wednesday to detain two men on suspicion of manufacturing amphetamine in the special municipality.
The two were arrested Monday at a warehouse in New Taipei's Tucheng, where about 250 kilograms of amphetamine and 7,000 kg of semi-finished product, estimated to have a street value of NT$3 billion (US$104.1 million), were seized, making it the largest haul of illegal drugs ever seized in Taiwan, according to a Taipei police report Tuesday.
After receiving intelligence from Pingtung County police in February, a task force of police officers from Taipei, Pingtung and New Taipei, in collaboration with prosecutors from Pingtung and New Taipei, then launched an investigation that focused on the warehouse.
After a two-month investigation, law enforcement authorities raided the premises Monday, leading to the arrest of the two suspects, the large haul of finished and semi-finished amphetamine products, and the confiscation of manufacturing equipment.
The two suspects were referred to the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office for questioning on Tuesday.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel