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Police arrest woman in heroin smuggling case

TAIPEI: A woman has been arrested for smuggling heroin into Taiwan, aviation police at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport said.

Police said the 38-year-old woman, surnamed Tian, was found to have 1,212 grams of heroin hidden in her underwear when she arrived from Vietnam aboard an EVA Air plane.

Another man, also surnamed Tian, 23, who was accompanying her, and a man surnamed Chang, 44, who planned to take delivery of the heroin, were also arrested.

The three were turned over to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office for violation of the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act.

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