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200 Kg of Ketamine Seized from China

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on December 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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 200 Kg of Ketamine Seized from China

Around 200 kilograms of ketamine worth millions has been smuggled from China, the Taiwan police claimed.

The haul was discovered in a shipment of shoes in three containers sent from the Chinese mainland, said officers at Taoyuan airport in the north.

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Demand for drugs is rising in Taiwan as the holiday season approaches, a police officer told AFP.

A 32-year-old man was arrested, the officer said, adding that police were hunting other suspects.

Taiwan police in May seized 450 kilograms of ketamine valued at around Tw$300 million ($10 million).
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Authorities have been cracking down on ketamine trafficking amid concern at the level of drug abuse among students and the health dangers of the drug.

Ketamine abuse can lead to a shrivelled bladder, shortness of breath, heart problems, cognitive impairment and mental problems.

Under Taiwan's anti-drug laws, manufacturing, transporting and dealing in ketamine are punishable by a minimum of five years in prison.

Source: AFP
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