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Kaohsiung Customs Joint MJIB in Seizing Smuggled Drugs and Pistols

7261755971.jpgIn December 2016, Kaohsiung Customs received intelligence about a company which might undertake drug smuggling in the disguise of car importation. After taking months to analyze data and screen manifests, Kaohsiung Customs officers eventually targeted the suspect and seized the contraband goods.

On January 18, 2017, Kaohsiung Customs, in a joint effort with Tainan City Office, Investigation Bureau, Ministry of Justice (hereinafter referred to as MJIB), seized 8 pistols, 10 ammunition magazines, 301 bullets, 9,241 grams of cannabis, 601.7 grams of cocaine, and a weed pipe at the 66th warehouse of Kaohsiung Harbor. All of the contraband goods had been hidden in a fuel tank of a used Mercedes-Benz. Pursuant to the Customs Anti-smuggling Act and the Smuggling Punishment Act, Kaohsiung Customs detained the contraband, which was then transferred to MJIB for further investigation.

Mr. Shan-Ju Chen, Director of Kaohsiung Customs, indicated that drugs and ammunition smuggling activities endanger social security and pose serious threats to public health. Customs, as the border protector, does not only reinforce the inspection of inward passengers, but also collect information regarding various fields such as container terminals, parcels and mails, making good use of drug detector dogs in the effort of deterring illegal smuggling. The public are encouraged to report suspected smuggling activities to the Customs by calling the toll-free number: 0800-711117.

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Tel: 07-562-8201

  • Publish Date:2017-02-06
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