Gun Busts in Taipei and Kaohsiung Turn up “Rare Weapons”

Police in Taipei and Kaohsiung reported busting criminal firearms operations in separate and unrelated cases today. In both cases weapons described as rare were found, including modern sub machine guns and a WWII pistol. In Taipei City criminal investigation division police from Beitou Police Bureau raided a betel nut stand operating as a front for firearms dealing by members of the Bamboo Union gang. The raid, which occurred last night, was the culmination of an investigation spanning several months. Police

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Self-taught Gunsmith Arrested for Firearms and Drugs

A man in Pingtung was arrested after a police raid on his home firearms workshop in the early hours of the morning November 12. Although the raid occurred several days ago, media reports appeared today, November 15, the day after a man in Pingtung City was shot down on the street in broad daylight. Criminal investigation officers held the 45 year-old suspect under surveillance for several days before raiding his residence while he was asleep. Officers wanted to avoid a

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51 Shots Fired into House: Police Search for Gunman

At around 8:45am this morning in Tainan City, a man got out of a taxi, fired 51 shots into the garage door of a high-end residence, then entered another cab and fled. Police who arrived at the scene in Anping District recovered 51 bullet shells and 2 rounds of live ammunition scattered on the road. Fortunately, nobody was harmed in the incident as the residents were asleep on the third floor at the time, and the first floor only housed

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Machine Pistol Seized During Roadside Check

A Zoraki 914 automatic pistol was confiscated by police after a driver was pulled over for running a red light in Changhua City shortly after midnight today, November 5. While submitting the driver to an alcohol breath test, police noticed a case on the floor of the vehicle which the driver said contained a power tool. Police insisted on searching the box and found it contained an assault pistol, magazines, a silencer, and 48 rounds of ammunition. The Zoraki 914,

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Submachine Gun Among New Taipei City Arsenal

Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers arrested three men in New Taipei City yesterday and confiscated 8 guns including a Skorpion machine-pistol. Police made the arrests after investigating a 46 year-old man named Zheng (鄭), who was suspected of trafficking in black market firearms. Police had been tipped off to the operation last month. Yesterday afternoon, at around 4:00pm, police swooped on a construction company in Zhonghe District, where Zheng and his accomplices were believed to be making a transaction. The

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