Police Seize Heroin with NT$5 Billion Market Value 破獲陸上最大宗走私海洛因案 市價50億

Prosecutors and the police recently worked together to track down and seize 446 kilograms of smuggled heroin. However, the main suspect was able to flee to China. Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung says China should extradite the suspect as a signatory of the Cross-Strait Joint Crime-Fighting and Judicial Mutual Assistance Agreement. Meanwhile, the main suspect in a recent shooting in New Taipei City's Xindian District also fled to China.


The police launch an operation to seize planks. These planks were used to smuggle drugs into Taiwan. Prosecutors and the police worked together to seize 446 kilograms of heroin bricks with a market value of NT$5 billion. It was the biggest drug seizure in recent years. However, the main suspect surnamed Lin was able to flee to China. Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung sent a message to China, saying he hopes China will help bring Lin to justice.

Hsu Kuo-yung, Interior Minister: “We hope China will comply with the Cross-Strait Joint Crime-Fighting and Judicial Mutual Assistance Agreement and immediately bring this suspect to justice.”

This wasn't the only recent case where the main suspect escaped to China. Several days ago, the perpetrator of a shooting in New Taipei City's Xindian District, a man surnamed Huang, fled after committing a crime, changed clothes and vehicles several times, and escaped the country just six hours after the crime on a flight to Xiamen from Taoyuan International Airport. The National Police Agency says it hopes the cross-strait joint crime-fighting mechanism will help bring the suspect back to Taiwan for prosecution.

Huang Chia-lu, Commissioner, Criminal Investigation Bureau: “We're taking a low-key approach to handling this case.  (Has China responded yet?) They will do what they can.(So they responded that they will do what they can.) Yes.”

Chen Ja-chin, Director-General, National Police Agency: “I believe China's Ministry of Public Security will do its best to assist Taiwan and apprehend the suspects in these cases.”

Cross-strait relations are virtually non-existent at the moment for political reasons and the pandemic situation. The number of fugitives and criminal suspects repatriated by China has decreased substantially. Has the cross-strait joint crime-fighting mechanism failed? New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih and National Police Agency Director-General Chen Ja-chin are optimistic that China will comply with the agreement and repatriate the suspect in the shooting to Taiwan.
 

 

 

 

員警展開攻堅行動,查扣一塊塊原木,原來這些木材夾藏毒品走私來台。檢警合作,一舉破獲約446公斤海洛因磚,市值高達50億元,更是近年來最大宗查獲毒品數量。不過林姓主嫌案發後已經潛逃中國,內政部長徐國勇就向對岸喊話,盼中國協助將人繩之以法。

內政部長徐國勇呼籲:「我們希望中國基於兩岸共同打擊犯罪,趕快把這一個(嫌犯)也要繩之以法。」

不只這起毒品案,日前新北市新店發生的重大槍擊案,涉嫌行兇的黃姓男子,多次變裝、換車製造斷點,甚至在案發當天不到6個小時,從桃園機場搭機前往中國廈門,警政署則表示,期待兩岸共打機制讓人回台接受偵辦。。

刑事局長黃嘉祿說明:「目前我們還是在低調辦理,(那中方目前有回應嗎?)他們會盡量辦理(所以他們是有回應說會盡量協助?)是。」

警政署長陳家欽則表示:「我相信大陸的公安部會盡力來協助台灣,緝捕相關重要的嫌犯。」

由於兩岸,因政治和疫情等因素,關係降到冰點,中國引渡遣返通緝犯和嫌犯人數大幅下降,兩岸共打機制是否失靈停擺?新北市長侯友宜與警政署長陳家欽則樂觀看待,相信能夠透過此協議,把嫌犯遣送回台。