Man Breaks into Presidential Palace: Slashes Military Cop with Samurai Sword

A military police officer guarding a back door of the Presidential Palace this morning was slashed in the neck, when a man entered the palace grounds with a Japanese military officer’s sword stolen from a museum. Shortly after 10:00am, Lu Jun-yi (呂軍億) entered the Presidential Palace grounds through the west gate, jumped a knee-high fence, and attacked a guard attempting to prevent him entering the building. Lu was immediately subdued by other military police officers, and the injured officer was

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Grower of “Marijuana Botanical Garden” Turns Himself In

A man responsible for growing almost 600 cannabis plants on 3 floors of a rental property in Tucheng District, New Taipei City, turned himself in today, after realizing he couldn’t remain on the run. Chinese language media referred to the operation as a “marijuana botanical garden.” Police busted the operation August 3, after the landlord checked the property and found the locks had been changed, and a strong grass-like odor emanated from what purportedly was a frozen seafood distribution business.

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Police Block National Freeway to Make Massive Drug Bust

National Highway Police yesterday used four patrol cars to block the northbound lanes of National Freeway 3 in Taoyuan, causing a 3 kilometer-long traffic jam, allowing Coast Guard and police investigators to intercept drug traffickers carrying 181 kilograms of ketamine. At around 4:00pm Friday, August 4, coast guard officers from the Northern Coastal Patrol Office in a joint operation with Taipei City and Taichung City police followed suspects driving two cars, one described as a black Mercedes Benz from Taichung

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3 Stabbed in KTV Fight

Four people were hospitalized this morning, three with stab wounds, after a fight broke out between rival gangs of youths at a KTV in Mucha District, Taipei City. The fight broke out at around 4:00am at a branch of the Holiday KTV chain. Police found the injured at a blood-splattered crime scene, but the perpetrators had fled. Two men suffered stab wounds to the abdomen, while another was cut on his arms. A woman was treated for hyperventilation. After the

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19 Year-old Sentenced to Life for Murder

Zhou Jian-liang (周建良), 19, was sentenced to life imprisonment today for stabbing to death an 88 year-old man in Taipei City’s Four Beasts Mountains June last year. See previous article: Elderly Man Stabbed to Death on Tiger Mountain: 18 Year-Old Man Arrested The murder victim, Mr Lee, was practicing qigong beside a pavilion on Tiger Mountain, when Zhou’s dog began barking at the elderly man. Zhou got into an argument with Lee, and felt offended about Lee’s remarks about his

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Bank Robber Arrested After Dropping the Money, Then Tripping over His Own Feet

Police arrested a man outside a bank in Tianmu, Taipei City, today after he committed an armed robbery but dropped the loot as he was running out the door. After trying to pick up the money, the 40 year-old man named Lin tripped and fell, and was quickly arrested. Earlier today, Lin staked out the bank by pretending he was inquiring about a foreign currency exchange. He acknowledged the guard, intending to make himself known to the guard so that

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Louts Smash Up Family Car and Beat Up Dad After Car Accident

A gang of youths chased down a van carrying a man, his pregnant wife, a one year-old infant, and two male passengers, and smashed it up last night. All 5 occupants of the van were sent to hospital for treatment after the incident. At around 11:00pm a Mazda sedan carrying a group of young people and traveling at high speed lost control and smashed into the guardrail on National Highway 3 between Nantou and Taichung. A Mercedes Benz then rear-ended

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Man Uses Car as Lethal Weapon: Wife and Lawyer Dead

A man who deliberately ran over his wife and her lawyer after a court hearing Monday is expected to face multiple murder charges after his wife died last night. Monday, July 17 Hung Tang-hsing (洪當興), 44, attended a court hearing in Tainan District Court, where his wife, Lee Yi-hui (李怡慧), agreed to divorce and requested custody of their children. Outside the court, Mr Hong became enraged when he saw his wife and lawyer “swaggering” down the street, talking and laughing.

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Police Rescue Man About to Be Buried Alive

Police in Nantou County yesterday found a man wrapped in a plastic bag with eyes glued shut in the trunk of a car during a drug search. The man told police that he was being taken to the mountains to be buried alive. Changhua criminal investigators working on a drug trafficking case went to Nantou County yesterday and waited outside a residential building ready to ambush two suspects named Huang and Chen. When the suspects appeared, police blocked their car

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Gang Boss Hits Back at Bad Service

A gang boss allegedly ordered his young goons to smash up a massage spa after the master masseur requested the gangster’s daughter and mother to wait until he finished servicing another client. On the afternoon of July 8, Ms Yeh took her grandmother to a massage spa in Toufen township in Miaoli County for a massage at the recommendation of her father, a 56 year-old gang leader with criminal records for deadly injury, gambling, deprivation of liberty, kidnapping for ransom,

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264KG Cannabis Bust in Tainan: “Biggest in Recent Years”

[Cover picture: UDN] Police and Coast Guard officers this morning raided a Penghu registered fishing vessel in Anping fishing port, Tainan City, and intercepted a 264 kilogram haul of cannabis. Prosecutors said it was the biggest marijuana bust in the last five years. The raid was conducted at 1:00am this morning after a tip off from investigators in Kaohsiung. Investigators found 519 bags each weighing around 500 grams. The captain of the fishing boat, Hsia Zhongyi and three Indonesian crew

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