Police Seize 54kg of 2-bromo-4-methylpropiophenone 化妝品夾藏4級毒品企圖闖關 遭航警查獲

Police have seized 54 kilograms of a Schedule 4 controlled drug, at Taoyuan International Airport. The shipment was imported into Taiwan as a cosmetics product. Three people have been arrested.


Schedule 4 controlled drugs continue to make their way into Taiwan, sometimes imported as cosmetic products. The Aviation Police Bureau and Customs officials cracked a drug smuggling ring case in April. Three suspects that are accused of smuggling 54 kilograms of 2-bromo-4-methylpropiophenon into Taiwan have been arrested.

Tien Wei-jen, Deputy Criminal Investigation Brigade Chief, Aviation Police Bureau: “The product was sent to many addresses. We sent multiple teams out into the field to ambush them.”

2-bromo-4-methylpropiophenon is a Schedule 4 controlled drug in Taiwan and often found in Schedule 3 coffee packet drugs. According to police, these drug-laced coffee packets are low cost products with high margins, and are gradually replacing ketamine and other drugs.

Tien Wei-jen, Deputy Criminal Investigation Brigade Chief, Aviation Police Bureau: “These drug products are often laced with ketamine, amphetamines or Ecstasy. These compound drugs are extremely toxic and the use of these drugs often results in hallucinations and sexual assault.”

Laced coffee packets are the drug of choice for young people in Taiwan, and these compound drugs are often given to first-timers disguised as coffee or tea or candy. The number of overdose deaths from these drugs has risen steadily in recent years.

 

 

 

 

以化妝品名義申報,毒梟陸續進口多批夾藏第四級毒品貨物入境,寄送多處。航警局和海關4月共同執行貨物X光查驗時,偵破重大毒品走私案,破解毒梟配送計畫,後續也已溯源緝獲犯嫌3人,將毒梟一網打盡,全案共計起獲「2-溴-4-甲基苯丙酮」54公斤。

航警局刑警大隊副大隊長田偉仁指出:「經查本案貨物,分別寄往多個地點,為避免打草驚蛇,專案小組採逐點突破的查緝方式,指派多組人員前往現地埋伏。」

「2-溴-4-甲基苯丙酮」已列管為4級毒品,是製成俗稱「喵喵」三級毒品的原料,警方發現喵喵毒咖啡包製作成本低,以製作到分裝、網路販售一條龍模式獲取暴利,有漸漸取代K他命等毒品的趨勢。

航警局刑警大隊副大隊長田偉仁說明:「這類毒品經常摻雜著微量K他命、安非他命、搖頭丸等等的一些毒品,這些混合物質的物質毒性相當高,施用後常出現幻覺、攻擊性行為。」

喵喵毒品咖啡包流通於網路及夜店,已成年輕人施用毒品主流,因常與興奮、麻醉作用等不明物質混合,再以咖啡包、奶茶包、糖果包、果凍等方式偽裝吸引青少年,在國內外已造成多起施用後猝死的不幸案例。