Drug trafficking ring busted in Taichung

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Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Five members of a drug trafficking ring suspected of providing a home delivery service to clients were arrested by police in Taichung last week, local police said on Monday.

After an investigation lasting nearly three months, the suspected ringleader, a 22-year-old man surnamed Wang, and an alleged accomplice surnamed Lee, were detained by police at their homes on charges of selling Ketamine and other club drugs on Nov. 29, Taichung police said in a press release.

Along with the two suspects, 33 packs of ketamine totaling 73.4 grams, other drugs wrapped in 20 packs disguised as coffee and 49 tablets were seized by police.

Taichung police said they carried out the search after receiving a tipoff that Wang, who rents a suite in a high-end building in the city, was selling illegal narcotics from his residence.

Lee, hired by Wang as a driver, was found responsible for delivering the drugs, hidden in a scooter in the building's basement, to clients who made orders over the phone.

Although Wang initially refused to reveal where the drugs were hidden, he later confessed to having concealed them in the basement when police took him to the scene.

After being questioned by police, Wang and Lee were turned over to Taichung prosecutors for further investigation.

Wang and Lee were released by prosecutors on bail of NT$300,000 (US$10,000) and NT$200,000, respectively, while three other alleged accomplices were allowed to go without bail.

(By M.C. Su and Flor Wang)

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