TAIPEI, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- A total of three million pills of Erimin have been seized by Taiwan customs, the largest quantity of the drug ever seized on the island, the local justice and investigation authority said Wednesday.
The drugs were found hidden in 60 boxes along with office equipment ready to be exported to Malaysia in July. The drugs weighed over 800 kilograms with a street value of about 700 million new Taiwan dollars (23.2 million U.S.dollars).
Two male suspects, surnamed Kao and Wu, were arrested and turned over to the local prosecutor's office for further investigation as the drugs were made at illegal pharmaceutical plants in Taiwan.
Erimin is the street name for a drug called nimetazepam, an intermediate-acting hypnotic drug that should only be bought on prescription.