Cocaine and Cannabis Concealed in Shock Absorbers

Customs officers at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport intercepted shipments of cocaine and cannabis hidden in shock absorbers on October 20 and October 23 respectively and police made two arrests yesterday when the suspects attempted to take delivery of the shipments. An x-ray examination of the shock absorbers drew customs officers’ attention October 20, and after cutting one open, the officers found cocaine. A total of 3.983kg of cocaine was found in the shipment. The Customs Bureau and Police agencies formed

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1 Dead 3 Injured After Acid Attack at National Taiwan University

A man splashed acid, injuring three people, then cut his own throat and died at the women’s dormitory at National Taiwan University shortly after midnight, this morning. According to preliminary police investigations, the deceased was a 25 year-old post-graduate student at Taiwan University of Science and Technology named Zhang, and the target of his attack was a 23 year-old male student studying psychology at NTU named Xie. According to Chinese language media reports, Zhang went to the dormitory armed with

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Iranian Fighter Strikes Again: Bus Driver and Cops Injured

An Iranian man who was released without bail after fighting with police near the Presidential Palace yesterday morning, beat up a bus driver in Yonghe District before fighting with police who came to the driver’s assistance this morning. Wahid, 31, was released without bail last night and restricted to his residence in Yonghe District. At around 6:00am, Wahid appeared in the middle of a road in Yonghe District, impeding traffic. The driver of a shuttle bus got out to try

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Eight Months Prison for NT$87 Snatch & Grab

A man in Pingtung County was sentenced to 8 months in prison after being convicted of stealing NT$87 from a busker at a Pingtung night market earlier this year. On June 2, at around 8:00pm, a 58 year-old ukulele player named Shia was performing at the night market and had accumulated NT$87 in his bowl, when a thief suddenly snatched the bowl and ran. Mr Shia chased the thief, 40 year-old Hung, and caught up with him on a street

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Felon Holds Knife to Neck and Flees Court

A man who had his parole revoked after being arrested for firearms offenses put a knife to his own neck, told bailiffs to stay away, and escaped from the Hsinchu District Court wearing fetters yesterday, Wednesday, October 4. Ho Rong-qi (何榮淇) had just been told that he would be going back to prison when he drew a utility knife and threatened to kill himself. Ho escaped the basement-level court via the judges’ passageway and locked a fire door behind him,

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Shotgun and Pistol Found in Possession of Wanted Man

A Police SWAT team swooped on a property in Miaoli County yesterday and arrested Snake Alley gangster Jiang Liren(姜禮仁). Jiang had been on the run for over one year after failing to show up to serve an 11 year prison sentence. Jiang had been convicted of offenses that included attempted murder, intimidation with violence, and possession of unlawful weapons. Jiang was asleep when the SWAT team raided and did not attempt to resist arrest. A pistol and a pump-action, pistol-grip

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Cops Arrest Man Who Robbed Woman at Knife-point

Police arrested a man in Taoyuan within 30 hours of his robbing a woman at knife-point. Investigators say the man’s distinctive skull and crossbones jacket made it easy to trace the thief using traffic and surveillance cameras. On the evening of September 19, the 41 year-old Mr Zhang donned his skull and bones jacket, and armed with a combat knife, set out on his mission. First, Zhang stole a motorcycle license plate and hung it on his own scooter. Then

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Armed Bank Robbery in Taipei City

[Cover Picture: Central News Agency] A female customer was threatened with a knife to the neck during an armed robbery at a bank in Shilin District, Taipei City this afternoon, September 20. At around 1:00pm, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet and a surgical mask walked into a branch of Taipei Star Bank on Jiantan Road, and approached a 30 year-old woman at the counter from behind. The man grabbed the woman, put a knife to her neck and threw

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Three Injured, 1 Dead in New Taipei City Gangland Shooting

Breaking news: updates and changes expected. Five people were shot during temple celebrations in New Taipei City’s Tucheng District today and at least one is dead. One of the victims is a gang boss named Lin Li-chang (林立昌) who belongs to the Heavenly Way Alliance. At the time of writing Lin is in a critical condition after being shot 6 times. Lin was not breathing and had no heartbeat when brought to the hospital, but was revived and is currently

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Lawyer in Coma After Post Court Case Beating

A lawyer in Taoyuan was beaten up near the Taoyuan District Court yesterday, September 18, by the man he had just faced in court. The 60 year-old lawyer, Mr Ju, was rushed to hospital unconscious, and remains in a coma in the intensive care unit of a local hospital after undergoing brain surgery. Mr Ju had faced 43 year-old Mr Wu in court over a NT$150,000 debt Wu owed to Ju. Wu had offered items as security and compensation for

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Cops Bust Marijuana Cigar Shop in Kaohsiung

[Cover Picture: United Daily News] Criminal Investigation Bureau officers in Kaohsiung City arrested two men growing cannabis above a cigar shop in Lingya District yesterday, September 13. According to a Liberty Times Network report, the first floor housed the cigar shop, the third floor was used for growing, and the second floor functioned as a lounge where customers could smoke pot. Sixty-one mature plants were confiscated along with the finished product, seeds, equipment used for growing, and a device for

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