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In related news, the alleged head of an international crime syndicate, who was purportedly a frequent resident of Taiwan, was arrested in the Netherlands only a few weeks ago. Reuters’ investigative piece details the estimated $17 billion global drug smuggling operations that produced heroin, ketamine and methamphetamine in the Asia Pacific region and distributed it around the world. That the supposed kingpin of this operation has been arrested likely does not signal the end or even a setback for the criminal empire which was created in China and run through Macau, Hong Kong, Myanmar and Taiwan, because as we have seen in past articles, organised crime gangs are so completely embedded in these societies that arresting a few of their members is unlikely to set them back significantly.
It was only by luck that police at the airport in Myanmar caught the Taiwanese drug mule Cai Jeng Ze when he was trying to return to Taiwan, but this chance discovery and the equally random twist of fate that occurred when an Australian Federal Police investigator recognised Tse Chi Lop in a photograph on Cai’s phone, highlights how easily and extensively the criminals have been operating freely for decades without being properly investigated or targeted by police or governments in the region. What the article does not consider, however, is that the foundations of this drug empire and the entire Golden Triangle drug trade and network, along with the ongoing civil war in the Shan State in Myanmar, were established and developed by the KMT in the 1940s and 1950s, and continue to operate to this day. What this means is, unless this root of the problem and the corrupt politicians, police and soldiers behind it are held accountable for their complicity in the drug trade, real progress is unlikely any time soon.
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！