6 Taiwanese suspects arrested in Cambodia for drug smuggling

Six Taiwanese suspects were arrested last week in Cambodia following a joint Taiwan-Cambodia-U.S. investigation into a international drug trafficking ring led by a Taiwanese man which led to the seizure of NT$1.6 billion (US$50.49 million) worth of ketamine that was set to be smuggled into Taiwan, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Sunday.

The ringleader, a man surnamed Chen, is a chief in the Heavenly Way Alliance, one of Taiwan’s three leading organized crime syndicates, the CIB said in a statement.

Chen is also suspected of committing murder following a drug smuggling related dispute in 2021. He fled Taiwan later that year.

In full: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202308060009

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