Migrant worker who threw elderly woman off bridge after scooter accident sentenced to 6-year prison term

A Vietnamese migrant worker who accidentally hit an elderly woman while riding a scooter in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, then threw her off a bridge to conceal evidence, was sentenced to a 6-year term in prison for attempted murder after an appeal to the Taiwan High Court. On Christmas Eve, 2019, the 33-year-old factory worker named Nguyen, riding a scooter, accidentally hit 79-year-old Ms Du as she was walking across Fenglin Bridge, in Ruifang District. Nguyen, then picked the

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Migrant worker charged with homicide after stabbing former employer

A Vietnamese migrant worker was charged with homicide after a man he stabbed in the back died in hospital in the early hours of this morning, January 5. According to reports in Liberty Times, and United Daily News, the 43-year-old worker, named Le (黎), went to a Vietnamese restaurant in Neipu Township, Pingtung County yesterday evening, where he ran into his former employer, a 61-year-old factory owner, named Lee (李). The former employee and employer, who had both been drinking,

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Ketamine smuggled from Pakistan in rock salt shipment leads to major drug supplier bust

An investigation into a haul of ketamine hidden in a shipment of rock salt imported from Pakistan earlier this month led to the bust of a local drug manufacturing operation, and prevented the import of more than 500 kilograms of ketamine and heroin from Thailand, Kaohsiung District Prosecutors revealed today. On December 4, a joint task force of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Maritime Affairs Field Division, and Kaohsiung City Customs Department opened a container at the Port of

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One man shot dead, two escape, after cops fire at wanted man’s car in Kaohsiung City

A man was found dead in the back seat of an abandoned car, after police fired 10 shots towards a vehicle that had rammed two police officers during a chase through the streets of Kaohsiung City, yesterday evening, December 30. At around 7:40 pm Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Wujia Police Station, Wu Chien-ming, and Officer Dong Chia-ho, saw a black sedan with three occupants parked illegally at the intersection of Nanguang Street and Jintian Road in Fengshan District. The

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Phone snatched during live Internet broadcast in Sanchong District

A live streamer on the video platform Twitch had her phone snatched in the middle of a broadcast as she walked down the street in Sanchong District, New Taipei City, today, December 14. “Ah Pang,” a 28-year-old video maker with more than 18,000 followers, was walking down Ziqiang Road while broadcasting at 5:24 pm, when a pair of robbers passing on a scooter snatched her Sony Experia 5 phone and handheld stabilizer and sped away. The robber’s face could be

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Breakfast shop worker shot by stray bullet after shots fired in anger

A man working in a Hsinchu City breakfast shop was shot in the arm after a man fired shots from a passing car to express his anger at a “friend” who had pawned his car this morning, Sunday, December 13. The breakfast shop worker, who is not named in reports, was frying dough sticks at the front of the store at around 4:00 am, when he heard “sounds like firecrackers” from a car passing by. The man then felt tingling

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Italian man handed 2-year prison term, deportation for attempted robbery

An unemployed Italian man who attempted to rob a convenience store in New Taipei City in August this year, was sentenced to two years in prison, to be followed by deportation, Liberty Times reported today, November 29. See previous story: Italian man arrested, charged for attempted robbery of convenience store in New Taipei City The New Taipei City District Court heard that G.M Bruno walked into a convenience store in Tucheng District wearing a motorcycle helmet and a raincoat at

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Six suspects detained after human remains found in barrels

Six people have been detained after an investigation turned up the remains of a 16-year-old girl, and a 54-year-old man, both stuffed into plastic barrels, and hidden in separate locations in Miaoli County, and Taichung City. According to media reports, the two murder victims were killed at different times for reasons unrelated to each other. The female, named Tsai, is believed to have been murdered in 2017, while the male victim, named Huang, was killed in 2019. China Times reported

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Investigation Bureau loses 6.5 kilograms of amphetamines

Four officers of the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) were demoted and transferred today while an investigation continues into 6.5 kilograms of amphetamines that was “lost” while being transferred to a lab in New Taipei City. According to media reports, officers from the Keelung City Field Office, Maritime Affairs Field Division lost the haul while it was being delivered to a investigative laboratory in Hsintien District, New Taipei City, in November last year, but the incident was not reported

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More than 500 marijuana plants seized in Pingtung County raid

Police in Pingtung County seized 524 cannabis plants, and arrested two male suspects, after raiding a farmhouse in Zhutian Township Thursday morning, November 12. Police said at a press conference today that the bust came after an investigation spanning more than three months. In July, police were tipped off that someone was manufacturing and selling marijuana cigarettes somewhere in the Zhutian area. After a three month long investigation two suspects and a property were identified. On the morning of November

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Police solve 16-years missing person’s case after bones found in steel drum

A man in Changhua County has been charged with murder following an investigation launched in May when human remains were found in a steel drum in Dacun Township. On May 11, a Taoist Priest collecting recyclable materials, accidentally knocked over a steel drum, which was located in a fire alley next to a drainage ditch. Bones fell out of the drum, which the priest immediately recognized as human. The subsequent police investigation revealed that the drum contained a human skeleton,

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