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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Drunk Driver Pretends to be Passenger after Fatal Accident

The driver of a car that slammed into a scooter, killing the rider yesterday evening, got into the backseat and pretended to be a hapless passenger. When police arrived at the scene the man told them he didn’t know how he had gotten there or who had driven his car. At around 7:00pm, October 30, a 37 year-old man named Liao (廖) was driving along the coastal highway between Jinshan and Danshui Districts in New Taipei City when he hit

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Bus Crashes and Burns in New Taipei City

A municipal bus crashed into a building in Xinzhuang District and caught fire early this morning after the driver lost consciousness at the wheel. Fortunately, the bus was not carrying passengers at the time. According to Liberty Times Network, at around 5:00am, the 41 year-old driver fainted while stopped at an intersection and his foot hit the accelerator. The bus traveled for around 40 meters before crashing into the building. After crashing, the driver’s foot appears to have remained stuck

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Cop Accidentally Shot by Colleague

A 23 year old police officer was shot in the chest and arm this morning after a colleague accidentally fired her service pistol while attempting clean the weapon. At around 8:40am at the Guanfu Police Station in Tucheng District, New Taipei City, a 24 year-old female police officer named Huang (黃) was doing routine maintenance on the weapon when it fired. The bullet grazed a desk before hitting a 23 year-old male officer named Wang (王) in the right arm

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11 Firefighters Treated for Acid Burns: Unitech Factory Fire

Eleven firefighters had to be treated in hospital after being injured by acid burns and inhalation, while fighting a fire at a factory in Tucheng yesterday evening, September 28. The factory belongs to printed circuit board manufacturer Unitech. According to Liberty Times Network, Unitech staff at the Tucheng factory are suspected to have deliberately concealed the fact that there were hazardous materials on site, putting firefighters lives in danger. New Taipei City Fire Bureau received a report of the fire

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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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New Taipei City Gas Explosion: 12 Injured

A gas explosion in a commercial kitchen in New Taipei City’s Wugu District destroyed equipment and vehicles, and left 12 injured this morning, June 7, 2017. Witnesses reported hearing an ‘ear-splitting’ explosion at around 11:00am from the building which houses a commercial kitchen. Panicked workers rushed out of the building which was extensively damaged. Several vehicles were also badly damaged, including a truck, a van, a sedan, and many motorcycles. On receiving a report of the massive blast, New Taipei

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Sun Shines for Stage 2: Tour de Taiwan

[Cover Picture: Chinese Taipei Cycling Association] The sun shone for the second day of the 5 stage Tour de Taiwan after a wet and slippery start to the 5 day event in Taipei yesterday. British team JLT Condor saw James Gullen come first to take the yellow jersey with a time of 2 hours 41 minutes 50 seconds, and team member Edmund Bradbury second. Yesterday’s stage 1 winner, Columbian Edwin Avila of team Illuminate came third. JLT Condor’s Edmund Bradbury

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Another Rare Porpoise Found Dead: Two in Four Days

The carcass of an Indo-Pacific finless porpoise was found washed up on the coast of New Taipei City’s Wanli District, at around 5:00pm on the evening of February 3. It is the second member of the vulnerable species to be found dead in just four days. Eight Indo-Pacific finless porpoises were recorded washed up on the coast of Taiwan in the eighteen years between 1998 and 2016. A juvenile female was found on a beach in Shimen District of New

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Rare Porpoise Washed Up On New Taipei City Beach

The remains of a rarely-seen Indo-Pacific finless porpoise was found washed up on a beach in New Taipei City’s Shimen District yesterday, January 31. Members of Taiwan Cetacean Society, along with officials from New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office, identified the animal as a one year old juvenile female. They estimated it had been dead about 2 days. The body showed signs of injury, but it is unknown if it was injured before it died, or damaged

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New Taipei City the New Gotham City: Police Begin Crackdown

Cover Picture: United Daily News. New Taipei City police chief Hu Mu-yuan announced the launch a coordinated crackdown on organized crime groups responsible for a spate of street violence that has led commentators to dub New Taipei City as “New Gotham City”. The operation begins tonight, November 30. The call comes after the month of November saw street brawls occur just about every night. There have been twenty six cases of street violence recorded in the city so far this

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