Drug Abuse in Taiwan

According to the Food and Drug Administration, heroin was the most abused drug in Taiwan in 2012. Between January and October, 66.8 percent of substance abuse cases handled by the criminal justice system involved heroin. It was the sixth straight year that heroin was the most abused drug in Taiwan. After heroin, amphetamine accounted for… Continue reading Drug Abuse in Taiwan

Drug Violations in Taiwan in First Half of 2012

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… Continue reading Drug Violations in Taiwan in First Half of 2012