Drug Bust Shootout in Zhubei; 1 Suspect Dead, Police Injured

A drug bust in Zhubei turned into a shootout between police and suspected drug dealers at the intersection of Xingongwu Rd. and Paotaier St.

After an initial exchange of gunfire as police stormed the building, the suspects ran to an underground parking lot but were blocked from exiting by more police, and more gunfire was exchanged.

60 police cordoned off the building and began searching all the apartments and expanded the blockade around the neighborhood to search for other suspects. They have found drug manufacturing equipment and several guns.

At least one police officer was shot in the arm. One suspect was killed at the scene and a pregnant female suspect was arrested. Police are still searching for at least two others who supposedly have a submachine gun.

Update: One other suspect was arrested later Monday night when police found him hiding in the trunk of a car with the submachine gun.

Source: The Central News Agency

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