Migrant workers caught growing cannabis and breached epidemic restrictions in Pingtung County – Taiwan English News

A group of migrant workers were charged with growing cannabis and making marijuana cigarettes in Pingtung County on Sunday. It will also be fined for violating epidemic restrictions, the Liberty Times and United Daily News reported today, Tuesday, May 25th.

The Ligang Police Sub-office received a report alleging someone had grown marijuana and made marijuana cigarettes, leading to an investigation that culminated in a robbery of property in Yanpu Township at around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday .

The police arrested six Thai and Vietnamese migrant workers. Because the six people were in the building together and wore no masks, they are fined for violating epidemic restrictions, restricting gatherings to five or fewer people indoors, and requiring the wearing of masks.

Investigators confiscated 13 cannabis plants, 19 marijuana cigarettes, and equipment used to grow and manufacture a banned drug.

The suspects arrested consisted of a 44-year-old Thai national, a 40-year-old Thai national, a 48-year-old Thai national, a 39-year-old man from Vietnam and a 41-year-old man from Thailand, and a 47-year-old Vietnamese national. Two of the migrant workers had refugee migrant worker status.

Police said the value of the plants and finished products was estimated at around NT $ 5 million.

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