Taiwanese drug mule detained in South Korea

Taipei, A Taiwanese man was arrested last week in South Korea for attempting to smuggle over 30 grams of amphetamine into the country, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) reported Tuesday.

During a press conference, the CIB described how it worked with law enforcement authorities in South Korea to apprehend the suspect.

The 31-year-old man, surnamed Wei (?), traveled to South Korea April 20, and because the CIB's taskforce on drug smuggling suspected that he was working as a mule for a cartel, notified South Korean officials in Busan.

When Wei arrived at the Gimhae International Airport in Busan, customs officials believed that he was acting strangely and patted him down.

They found roughly 33 grams of amphetamine on his person.

The CIB said that it will continue to cooperate with South Korean officials on the matter as there are now more and more drug cartels looking to smuggle drugs into South Korea.

The cartels have a tendency of targeting young people in nearby countries to work as their mules, paying them NT$80,000 (US$2,700) to NT$100,000 in return.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel