136 Kg Cocaine Intercepted at Port of Kaohsiung

November 03: Coast Guard investigators, along with customs officers and national police intercepted a shipment of cocaine at the Port of Kaohsiung two days ago, according to reports released today, November 5.

Investigators were first tipped around six months ago that a transnational drug trafficking group planned to use the Port of Kaohsiung as a trans-shipment point for drug shipments from Central and South America. Coast Guard, Customs, and National Police formed a special group to investigate the claims.

After relevant intelligence was gathered, the team swooped on a container in the re-export section at the Port of Kaohsiung at 10:00am, November 3.

The team found 200 packs containing 136.435 kilograms of a white powder which tests identified as cocaine. The shipment is suspected to have been destined for Countries in Southeast Asia, according to a report inĀ United Daily News.

Specific destinations are not being named in order to avoid compromising the investigation.

Source: Taiwan Independent News / Phillip Charlier

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