Migrants high on drugs, working overtime arrested
The workers wanted to get high on amphetamines because they needed to work overtime in factories to earn extra money
A drug syndicate that targeted migrant workers in Nantou County in central Taiwan has been busted and police have arrested a Thai man alleged to be the gang’s ringleader.
In May this year, the Nantou County Police Bureau received intelligence reports alleging some Thai blue-collar workers in Nangang Industrial Park were using amphetamines to get high and keep them awake so they could work overtime and earn more money, the Liberty Times reported.
After a three-month investigation, police found that more than 52 migrant workers from Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam in 16 factories in the industrial park had been using amphetamines supplied by a drug syndicate.
Nantou police are expecting more arrests as preliminary investigations suggest the syndicate had at least four layers of members involved in trafficking and distributing.