Lukang Precinct of the Changhua County Police Bureau, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

Three Taiwanese men and seven Vietnamese migrant workers in Changhua County in Taiwan were arrested on Friday night and charged with taking and trafficking drugs during a birthday party.

Officers from the Lukang Precinct of the Changhua County Police Bureau were tipped off about a Vietnamese restaurant on Linhai Road where migrant workers were allegedly having rave parties and taking drugs on weekends, the Taiwan Apple Daily reported.

At 10:40pm on July 27, police raided the restaurant and allegedly found 10 men – three Taiwanese and seven Vietnamese migrants – holding methamphetamine pipes.

About 10.71 kilograms of amphetamine, digital scales and pipes were also seized at the scene. A Vietnamese migrant who had no work permit and was in the country illegally was thought to be the dealer supplying the illicit substance.

The others were arrested fir using illicit drugs while investigations into the shop’s were ongoing.