More than 4,000 grams of heroin was seized earlier this week at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after the drugs were found in the luggage of a traveler who was returning from Cambodia, the Customs Administration said Friday.
The passenger, who arrived Wednesday on a China Airlines flight from Phnom Penh, was carrying in his checked luggage 24 jars of a white paste, which was labeled as bird's nest drinks, Customs said.
The substance, totaling 4,398 grams, was later determined to be heroin, with a street market value of NT$70 million, according to Customs.
The passenger has been referred to the Investigation Bureau for alleged violation of the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act, Customs said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel