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Taiwanese drug fugitive brought back from Canada

2018/01/18 14:26:21

Photo courtesy of the Investigation Bureau

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) A Taiwanese national who fled to Canada was escorted back to Taiwan Thursday to face charges of cross-border drug trafficking and money laundering, the Investigation Bureau said that day.

The man, identified as Chang Ching-yu (張敬瑜), was turned over to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office for further investigation upon arrival, the bureau said in a press release.

Chang, who is accused of smuggling 470 grams of marijuana into Taiwan in 2016 via the postal service that was then claimed by his accomplices, was arrested in Vancouver Jan. 10, thanks to a joint operation between Taiwanese and Canadian investigators following a tipoff received in Taiwan late last year, the bureau said.

Chang, wanted in Taiwan for violation of the Drug Prevention and Control Act, had been hiding in Canada since leaving Taiwan in 2015.

(By Hsiao Po-wen and Flor Wang)
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