Suspected Taiwan drug smuggler shot by Indonesia police

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JAKARTA: A Taiwanese man caught with a ton of crystal meth was shot dead by Indonesian police after he tried to escape, authorities said Thursday. Lin Ming Hui was among a group of four Taiwanese men found in Banten province with 1,000 kilograms of the drug packed in 51 boxes. Police had begun investigating after receiving a tip-off from Taiwan authorities that drugs had been transported into Indonesia from China, Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said. “We caught them last night, but because one of them tried to escape he got shot and died. Two of them are now in our custody, while the fourth man managed to flee and we are now searching for him,” Yuwono told Agence France-Presse. Indonesia has some of the toughest anti-drugs laws in the world, including capital punishment for traffickers.

AFP

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