The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) denied in a statement that their country is the source of illegal drugs in the Philippines.
They said that Taiwan is the “best partner” of the country with its fight against the flow of illegal transnational drugs.
The two countries previously signed agreements like the Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement between TECO and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on criminal matters, a memorandum of understanding between TECO and MECO on solving issues of transnational crimes, and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating anti-illegal drugs.
With those agreements, TECO said both countries were able to seize over 1,000 kilograms of shabu, more than 8,000 kilograms of semi-finished products and raw materials, three shabu laboratories, six shipments through air cargo and sea container, and a distribution statio.
“Taiwan will continue to join hands with the Philippine relevant authorities to enhance cooperation to vigorously eliminate the transnational drug trafficking,” TECO said in their statement.
In an article published by Taiwan Times, President Rodrigo Duterte previously claimed in his speech that Taiwan is the major source of drugs in the Philippines.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
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