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Taiwan Drug Connection - Missions?
We have considered for a long time that the Taiwan Mission Connection in the Akha mountains was more than innocent.
GENERAL NEWS - Sunday 22 September 2002
Drugs sent to Taiwan from North _ military
Chinese Haws in northern border villages use connections with their relatives in Taiwan to export illicit
The drug business had been detected at villages in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, which once housed
Most Kuomintang members escaped the fighting to Taiwan, but some also settled here.
The settlers in Thailand have maintained contacts with relatives in Taiwan and send their children to study
The source said many students later worked as Mandarin-speaking interpreters in Taiwanese factories
``Drug pushers among Chinese Haws exploit close ties between the children of nationalists and Thai
Most drugs were taken in by parents and relatives visiting the students in Taiwan or by the students
Some drugs were sent by mail or with consumer goods to restaurants and karaoke bars.
A source at the Narcotics Control Board admitted Chinese Haws were suspected of being involved in the
The ONCB arrested a group of Chinese Haws boarding a flight to Taiwan a few years ago with several
Over the years many Chinese Haws have been arrested on charges of trafficking in methamphetamines
Taiwanese authorities have asked the ONCB for details on methamphetamine trafficking networks after
Maj-Gen Nakorn Sripetphan, commander of the Pha Muang Task Force, said the army was aware that
One target area was the villages at Ban Yang in Chiang Mai's Mae Ngon sub-district, a former production
The village, about 30 km from the Thai-Burmese border and near Doi Angkhang, is among 66 villages
Villagers at Ban Yang did not cooperate with the soldiers, said Capt Chusak Samakthanyakij, who
``Only a few villagers showed up when we held meetings about the project. Most were elderly people,'' he
Ban Yang is a prime target because parts of it look too wealthy. Villagers earn their living growing tea and
A military source said the house belonged to a close aide of Mr Wei, who once stayed in Mong Yawn, a
Other concrete houses here hide behind unusually high walls. Sport and luxury cars have been seen in
Kittipong Yawuth, the village chief, said young villagers working as interpreters in Taiwan sent money
He neither admitted or denied that drugs were smuggled from the village to Taiwan, but conceded drug
Suchart Sae-tao, 46, who once worked as a Mandarin-speaking interpreter in Taiwan, admitted many
Some 3,000-4,000 Thais leave for Taiwan every month to work at construction sites and factories. Taiwan
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