Six Arrested in Largest Drug Seizure Ever in South Korea


South Korean police said today they have arrested six members of a drug trafficking syndicate involving Taiwanese and Japanese organized crime rings of Taiwan, and South Korean drug dealers in connection with smuggling 112 kilograms of meth-amphetamine into the country.

The amount was the largest seizure of the drug ever in South Korea. The drugs had an estimated street value of 370 billion won (US$326.56 million) and are enough to be used simultaneously by 3.7 million people, according to police.

The six people arrested included a 25-year-old Taiwanese, a 32-year-old Japanese and a 63-year-old South Korean.