WAR ON DRUGS:The Indonesian government is getting tougher on drug cases, with 16 Taiwanese sentenced to death or killed in raids in recent years
Staff writer, with CNA
Indonesian prosecutors have requested the death penalty for eight Taiwanese allegedly involved in a drug smuggling operation last year.
Tipped off by Taiwanese police, Indonesian police intercepted a record 1 tonne haul of crystal methamphetamine imported from China during a raid in Anyer Beach, west of Jakarta, on July 13 last year.
During the operation, Indonesian police killed a Taiwanese man alleged to be the kingpin of the drug ring, after he refused to surrender, and arrested three others, identified as Chen Wei-cyuan (陳威全), Liao Guan-yu (廖冠宇) and Hsu Yung-li (徐勇立).
Five more Taiwanese were on July 15 arrested by Indonesian police in connection with the case.
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