A shipment of 126 kilograms of heroin originating in Myanmar was found on a vessel off southwest Taiwan, resulting in the termination of a supply route for the drug, Pingtung County prosecutors said Thursday, Taiwan News reported.
Investigators estimate the 324 bricks had a total street value of NT$3 billion (US$106 million).
According to prosecutors, the drugs had been bundled into jute backpacks in the mountains of Myanmar and moved to a port in Vietnam.
The transhipment to the Yi Feng Man occurred in the South China Sea, the report said.
Myanmar heroin is also flowing into South and Southeast Asia and to the West from there on a large scale.
Analysts say there has been a spurt in heroin production in the infamous ‘Golden Triangle’ since the Covid Pandemic forced drug regulators and Myanmar enforcement agencies to scale down efforts to curb puppy cultivation.
Courtesy – Mizzima