In the first half of 2012, the Ministry of the Interior reported over 21,000 violations of the Drug Abuse Prevention Act in Taiwan. Law enforcement seized 2,338 kilograms of illegal drugs and detained 22,459 suspects from January to June 2012.
The number of cases investigated by criminal justice programs declined by 4 percent when compared to the same time period the year before. The number of illegal drugs seized also dropped by 88 kilograms, or 3.6 percent.
Source: Loa lok-sin, “Mixed figures on drug abuse cases,” Taipei Times, August 6, 2012.