Taipei-Police seized 10,655 packets of drugs disguised as instant coffee with an estimated street value of NT$4 million (US$127,390) from a residence in Keelung last week, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Monday.
After receiving a tip-off that narcotics were being disguised as instant coffee for distribution at a residence in northern Taiwan, a joint investigation was launched by a special team of investigators and police officers earlier this month, the CIB said at a news conference.
After several days of surveillance and evidence collection, a rented property from where a 34-year-old surnamed Tu was believed to be running a drug operation was raided on Aug. 19, according to the CIB.
The raid resulted in the seizure of 40g ketamine, 10,655 packets of drugs weighing 110kg, two mobile phones, zipper bags and an electronic scale. Tu, who has a prior conviction for a drug related offense, was also arrested.
The drug packets mainly contained emerging drug Mephedrone, also known as meow meow, and Nimetazepam (marketed under the brand name Erimin and Lavol) with an estimated street value of NT$4 million, according to the CIB.
Tu was questioned and handed over to the Keelung District Prosecutors Office as the investigation into the drug operation continues, the CIB added.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel