|Zubei Police Cracks a Five-person Drug Cartel||1171||F.A.S.||2015-11-25|
Zubei Police Cracks a Five-person Drug Cartel
The Zhubei Police Precinct cracked a drug cartel! In order to cut off drug sources and to avoid drugs penetrating into school campuses, the Zhubei police, under the command of Hsinchu District Court Prosecutor Lin (林佳穎), monitored a drug cartel for over a year. Finally, the police was able to crack a five-person drug cartel, headed by a man surnamed Liu (born 1982 with fraud conviction history) and nicknamed “Ah Jun”. The drug cartel had been suspected to be involved in trafficking GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate) and ketamine to drug users. Yesterday, in a planned ambush, the police split into two teams, with one team arresting the head Liu and middleman Zheng and Chen at an auto factory on Guosheng St. in Zhubei City, and the other team apprehending the middleman husband-and-wife team Zeng and Xie on Section 3 of Yimin Rd. in Xinpu Township. Today, the police also brought an additional 13 drug users into custody. This operation resulted in the seizure of a modified Clark pistol, one round of bullets, 0.42 grams of ketamine, and 1.2 grams of amphetamine.
According to investigation by the Zhubei Precinct, Liu organized a five-person drug supply chain, with Liu heading the organization and responsible for producing GHB and ketamine. Suspects Chen (male, born 1983), Zheng (male, born 1990), Zeng (male, born 1986), and Xie (female, born 1986) occasionally collect the drugs from Liu, while each engaging in their own drug trafficking deals. They sell to 13 drug users, and when one runs out of stock, they will help supply each other. During the police investigation process, the police found Zeng to be extremely cunning; he uses code words when discussing drugs over the phone, and uses communication software to discuss the logistics for delivery. Zeng also cooperates and deals with his wife Xie to profit together, with Xie helping her husband to test the purity of the drugs.
The police stated that in order to avoid the spread of drug use and to stop drugs from continuing to affect people’s health, they will expand their investigation to track down the real drug source. After questioning, the police transferred the 18 suspects, according to the violation of the Narcotics Hazard Control Ordinance, to the Hsinchu District Court Prosecutor’s Office for further investigations.