Large drug cache found in Taoyuan airport’s speedy delivery zone
Jul 26, 2018Government & PoliticsComments Off on Large drug cache found in Taoyuan airport’s speedy delivery zone
Taipei, Aviation police on Monday found nearly 280 kilograms of a designer drug known as CEC concealed in two shipments of cargo at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the National Police Agency (NPA) said Thursday.
The substance was declared as "epoxy" and "glue," respectively, in the Farglory imported cargo speedy delivery zone, but was identified as a third-class prohibited drug called chloroethcathinone, the Aviation Police Bureau said.
The drugs in the two shipments weighed 279.55 kg in total, police said.
After the matter was reported to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office, a 34-year-old suspect surnamed Wang (?) was arrested Wednesday by a special team from the bureau, police said.
Further investigation is being carried out and the special team is working to track down other suspects in the case, according to police.
CEC, a stimulant of the cathinone class, is usually sold online as a designer drug. Abuse of the drug is known to cause psychotic episodes, hallucinations, respiratory and cardiac problems and even death.
The drug was included on the list of prohibited third-class substances published by the Cabinet last October, according to the Aviation Police Bureau.