South Korea’s 2018 drug seizures doubled and Japanese and Taiwan’s smuggling crimes

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South Korean prosecutors revealed that the amount of drugs seized in 2018 doubled compared with 2017, because smuggling or increasing the number of South Korean transit stations, Korean smugglers and Japanese violent groups, Taiwan drug trafficking After the organization establishes contact, the drug is brought into the country.

The South Korean Grand Prosecutor’s Office recently published the “White Paper on Drug Crimes in 2018”, which showed that 518.2 kilograms of drugs were seized in 2018, an increase of 99.8% over 2017, and the number of drug smugglers increased from 481 in 2017 to 521.

South Korea’s joint news agency pointed out that in September last year, the prosecution arrested 28 members of the domestic drug circulation group associated with Taiwan and Japan’s drug organizations and seized 152.28 kilograms of methamphetamine (methamphetamine). In July this year, Malaysian drug organizations were found smuggled into the country. Ice is 24.3 kg.

The White Paper on Drug Crimes in 2018 pointed out that the use of the Internet to facilitate the purchase of drugs is also one of the reasons for the increase in drug crimes. Last year, South Korea reported 1,516 cases of drug circulation through the Internet, an increase of 37.3% over 2017. Mainly the ecstasy, which is relatively cheaper, is used by college students and international students when they party at nightclubs.

In addition, foreigners’ drug crimes have also increased. In 2014, there were 551 people involved in the case, which increased to 948 last year, an increase of 1.7% over 2017.

The report pointed out that in order to effectively combat drug crimes, the South Korean prosecutors intend to launch the international drug organization tracking system at the Incheon District Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, a special dark network investigation team will be set up and launched to cut off the drug network circulation pipeline.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201909140032.aspx

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