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Kaohsiung Customs seize ketamine

2018/08/09 11:57:09

Photo courtesy of Kaohsiung Customs

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Customs in Kaohsiung raided a suspicious container at a pier in Kaohsiung early this week and seized 111.454 kilograms of ketamine which they said had a street value of NT$100 million (US$3.27 million), Customs officials said Thursday.

An investigation is underway to find those involved in the drug smuggling operation, according to a press release from Kaohsiung Customs.

Customs officials noticed a 20-foot container of "plastic injection tools" Tuesday when inspecting the manifest of a ship that sailed from Malaysia to Kaohsiung.

A joint search by Customs and the police was carried out, in which the drugs were discovered.

(By Chen Chi-fong and Hsu Hsiao-ling)