Caution Regarding Controlled Substances in Taiwan

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The American Institute in Taiwan has seen an increase in arrests related to marijuana over the last several months.  AIT reminds U.S. citizens in Taiwan that penalties for possession, use, selling or trafficking (including mailing) of illegal drugs in Taiwan are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.  Taiwan also has the death penalty for certain drug offenses.  Law enforcement in Taiwan treats all drug violations very seriously.


For information about Taiwan’s criminal code related to drug offenses, please visit Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice Laws and Regulations Database.

More information about AIT’s role in assisting arrested U.S. citizens can be found on our website.