Heroin found in luggage of returning passenger at Taoyuan airport

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