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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Indonesia Police Bust 1 ton Amphetamine Haul: Taiwanese Suspect Shot Dead

[Cover Picture: Channel News Asia] Indonesian police intercepted a record one metric ton haul of crystal methamphetamine imported from China on a tip-off from Taiwan Police today, July 13. A Taiwanese suspect, Lin Minghui was shot dead as he tried to evade police. Another two, Chen Weicuan and Liao Guanyu were arrested, and another suspect, Hsu Yungli is still at large after evading arrest. One of the arrested is in hospital after being shot in the leg. The drugs were

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Brothers Arrested for Murder: Police Search for Body Parts

A murder investigation that began after human bones were found on a hiking trail in Sanxia District, New Taipei City last year has led to the arrest of two brothers. The murder victim, 92 year-old Lou Yongfeng, went missing July 21, 2015, after leaving his home in Keelung to meet the men, Lin Shunming and Lin Yuguang. Lou was involved in an NT$64 million property dispute involving the Lin brothers’ father, Lin Shilang, a 77 year-old retired bank manager. The

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Grower’s Son Arrested: 254 Cannabis Plants Seized

A 24 year-old man was arrested, and police raided a house in Hsinchu County today, seizing 254 cannabis plants and equipment related to cultivation. United Daily News reported that the man’s father, Mr Hsieh, had rented a two story house in a remote mountain district of Hsinchu County, and engaged his son, a graduate in diplomacy with strong English language skills, to purchase equipment and materials online. Mr Hsieh Senior lived in one room of the house and used the

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Gang Boss Capped: Cops Don’t Buy Gunman’s Story

Police today arrested a 25 year old man suspected to have killed a gang boss in Tucheng District, New Taipei City last Thursday evening June 22. Huang Yilun (黃義倫) was shot to death as he sat in his white Porsche SUV in a parking lot. Shortly after entering the vehicle, a man approached the driver’s side door, pulled out a handgun, and fired 10 shots through the window. Huang bled to death at the scene from a wound to his

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Dog Fighting Ring Busted in Taoyuan

Police in Taoyuan yesterday raided a property hosting dog fights involving pit bulls. A total of 55 people were arrested. Contest organizers used spears to torture and draw blood from the dogs in order to enrage them before fights. Guanyin District, Taoyuan, Saturday, June 24, police raided an isolated house and arrested organizers and gamblers. The organizer of the fights was named as a 33 year-old man, Mr. Hsieh. Thirteen people were classed as “staff,” including the organizer, the MC,

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