Authorities said that a drug named “El Chapo of Asia” was arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of dealing in multi-billion dollar drugs.
Dutch police spokesman Thomas Aling said on Saturday that at the request of the Australian police, Xie Zhihua, a Chinese-born Canadian resident, was detained at Schiphol Airport without incident.
Aling said: “He has been at the top of the list and was detained based on the information we received.”
Authorities say Tse, 57, is the leader of Sam Gor Syndicate, which is said to dominate the $70 billion annual Asia-Pacific drug trade.
Tse is a former criminal who lived in Toronto and allegedly ran a huge empire while living in Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Authorities claimed that, in addition to trafficking heroin and ecstasy, the cartel also smuggled potent methamphetamine to more than a dozen countries.
Court documents stated that since January 201
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) regional representative Jeremy Douglas (Jeremy Douglas) has previously warned that Shane is as threatening as other notorious drugs.
He told Reuters: “Xie Zhihua is an alliance of El Chapo or Pablo Escobar.”
The Office of Drugs and Crime estimates that the Xie Group’s revenue in 2018 was as high as $17 billion.
Dutch police say Xie will be extradited after appearing in court.