Underworld figure arrested after blatant insult to police angers Taiwan’s top cop

Police in Hsinchu County have arrested a man in connection to a case considered to be a blatant insult and provocation to Taiwan’s police force earlier this week. On Wednesday, September 15, a procession of local temple association groups banging drums and performing a lion dance proceeded to a police station in Zhudong Township, where they performed a noisy celebratory spectacle that included setting off fireworks in “congratulations” of the local police director’s “promotion.” However, the police branch director and

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Suspect in biggest cash heist in Taiwan history arrested after 12 years on the run

Police in Tainan City arrested a man today, September 15, in connection with an armed robbery in 2009 which went down in history as the largest cash theft case in Taiwan’s history. On November 23, 2009, Huang Jiangzheng and five other men intercepted a gold dealer, named Tsai, outside a watch and jewelry store at the intersection of Jiankang Road and Ximen Road in Tainan City. Huang and his accomplices robbed Tsai of NT$77.36 million in cash that Tsai had

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Employee launches unsuccessful car attack on uni admin center after work performance criticized

A university employee drank whiskey and smoked marijuana before attempting to drive his car into the administration center of Taipei National University of the Arts, yesterday, September 9. According to the police investigation, the 57-year-old man, named Lee, worked as a housekeeper and administrator at a university dormitory. Lee became disgruntled after he was called in for an interview during which his work performance was criticized. In response, Lee, who is said to come from a well-off family, drove his

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Paraglider beaten up after landing on tourist’s foot at Wai Ao Beach

A paraglider who stepped on a man’s foot while landing on a beach in Yilan County was punched to the ground and kicked, and another paraglider who came to his assistance was also physically assaulted Saturday, August 21. Video footage accompanying news reports showed the paragliding instructor, named Chen, as he came in for a landing on Wai Ao Beach, in Toucheng Township, at around noon, Saturday. Chen, who was flying tandem with a female passenger, is seen accidentally running

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Man shot in freeway road rage incident

A man was shot in the arm in what police believe was the result of a “driving dispute” on National Freeway 1 in Taichung City last night. According to the media reports, the 25-year-old man, named Lin, was driving from Taoyuan City to Taichung City with his girlfriend when somebody driving a black sedan began to flash their headlights and tailgating his vehicle after passing the Fengyuan Interchange at around 9:00 pm. Lin attempted to speed away and a game

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Mad reefer: beef noodle shop peddles manic marijuana strain

Police uncovered growing locations of a rare strain of marijuana in Yilan County, Taichung City, and Kaohsiung City, after a months-long investigation that uncovered a drug ring centered around a beef noodle restaurant in northern Taiwan. The Third Special Police Corps began an investigation into the drug ring in April after the arrest of a male foreign student who was found growing a rare cannabis variety known as “sour diesel” in Taoyuan City. The suspect, described in media reports as

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Police hunting for suspect who hacked restaurant owner down in the street in Taichung City

Police are searching for a man who injured the owner of a buffet restaurant with dozens of knife wounds in a frenzied attack in Taichung City this morning, August 18. According to witnesses, the 56-year-old restaurant owner, named Hsieh, had just opened his buffet-style restaurant for lunch at 11:00 am when a man arrived on a motorcycle and attacked him with a knife. Hsieh was standing standing outside the restaurant in Dali District, when the man wearing a white shirt,

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Suspect shot by cops arrested after night hiding in forest

Police arrested a suspect in Nantou County today after the man had been shot while escaping from a police roadblock yesterday afternoon. Police from Renai Township set up a road block in Wushe yesterday, August 17, to intercept suspected wood poachers in the mountain district. At around 5:40 pm, officers attempted to stop two men in a black sedan, but the driver suddenly reversed his vehicle, attempting to ram the officers, hitting a police car, parked scooters, and a residential

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Ordinary masks not effective for new variants: Chinese expert advises on new solutions

As the world grapples with a rapidly mutating virus that experts in the west have openly admitted is “smarter than us,” a senior expert in China has proffered advice that could save your life. Zeng Guang, a member of the high-level expert group of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, with the title of Chief Epidemiologist, offered several solutions in the fight against the Delta variant. Zeng Guang pointed out that in the early days, the

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County Mayor takes a sniff but doesn’t get a whiff at Changhua’s biggest marijuana bust display

Changhua County Mayor Wang Huei-mei said she still doesn’t know what marijuana smells like because she was wearing a mask while visiting a police exhibit displaying evidence of the largest cannabis growing operation uncovered in the county in recent years. Changhua County prosecutors have charged four men in relation to the case after police investigators found 275 marijuana plants being grown in a rented apartment in Xizhou Township. Investigators conducted a 24-hour surveillance on the operation, and finally swooped a

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Police bust gang arsenal, confiscate 24 guns, 1,200 rounds of ammo

Police arrested four suspects and confiscated 24 guns after an investigation that led to the raid of a property in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, the Taipei City Police Department announced today, August 6. A police spokesperson said that the department had received reports several days ago that gang members possessing a large number of firearms were hiding out in Tamsui District. A police taskforce was immediately formed to investigate the case. Investigators identified a 27-year-old man, named Zheng, believed

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