Police fire 6 shots in pursuit of suspect in New Taipei City

Police officers fired six shots at the tires of a vehicle after a suspect drove at them and escaped from a traffic stop in Banciao District, New Taipei City, yesterday, December 3. Police officers from the Jiangcui Police Station approached the driver of a vehicle that was illegally stopped in a no standing zone on Wenhua Road at around 4:00 pm. However, when police asked the driver to show his ID, he stepped on the gas and sped away. Police

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Suspect arrested for killing coworker and attempting to disguise death as traffic accident

A man was arrested yesterday, and charged as a suspect in a homicide case, after police found that the body of a man burned in an apparent motor scooter crash in Tainan City had multiple stab wounds. The Tainan City Fire Department received reports of a scooter on fire at the entrance of the Yingxi Lake car park in Tainan Science Park at around 5:00 am, yesterday, December 29. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters found a charred body of a

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Police shoot suspect in the leg after raid on underground gunsmith

Police arrested three people during a raid on a gun-making workshop in New Taipei City this morning, and shot one suspect who fled the apartment armed with a pistol. Police Swat team officers broke down the door of an apartment on the fourth floor of a residential building on Fuhe Road in Yonghe District at 7:00 am, December 23, in the pursuit of a suspect believed to be making modified firearms. The 45-year-old man, named Chen had an extensive criminal

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Explosion, fire in house exposes illicit drug factory in Tainan City

Firefighters called to a fire in a house in Tainan City last month, uncovered an illicit drug manufacturing operation, police revealed today, December 22. Nearby residents reported an explosion and fire in the house in Jiali District at around 4:00 pm, November 24. The Tainan City Fire Department dispatched 15 vehicles and 31 personnel to the scene of the fire. Firefighters found the house unoccupied, and bare of furniture, but filled with chemical containers and laboratory equipment. The fire was

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Man caught growing 186 marijuana plants ‘for his own use’

A man caught growing marijuana in Keelung City yesterday, December 20, told police that the 186 plants were for his own use. Police raided a house on Fuyi Street, after receiving a tip-off that the 50-year-old man, named Chen, was cultivating marijuana in the building. Police investigators found 13 mature plants, 173 seedlings, 13 bags of dried cannabis with a total weight of 549 grams, cultivation equipment, and other evidence. The plants were grown under lights, with black cloth covering

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Inside job: Security guard arrested for part in ATM cash armed robbery

One of two security guards who were held up at gunpoint while delivering cash in a convenience store in New Taipei City, Tuesday, has been arrested and charged as an accomplice in the robbery. The 19-year-old cash guard, named Tsai, was just a few weeks into a job with the security company, when he and a colleague were held up and robbed of NT$1.21 million at a convenience store in Wugu District. The two robbers took to a getaway car

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3 arrested 2 hours after armed ATM cash box heist

Three men were arrested in New Taipei City last night, just two hours after holding up security guards carrying an ATM cash box in a convenience store in Wugu District. At around 5:00 pm, two men entered entered a High Life convenience store on Lingyun Road as two cash security guards were about to refill the Cathay United Bank Automatic Teller Machine. The men drew handguns, and ordered the guards to not move. The men made away with more than

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Police fire 9 shots in chase through streets of New Taipei City: 3 suspects arrested

Police arrested three men after firing nine shots at a car during a chase in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, at around noon today, Monday, December 13. At 11:50 am, police attempted to stop a vehicle after receiving a report that a man in the back seat of the car was seen brandishing a gun at the intersection of Guoqing Road and Chongqing Road. Police body cam footage showed the car knocking over three police motorcycles in order to escape

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Police arrest suspect after headless, limbless corpse found in New Taipei City

Police in New Taipei City arrested a man suspected of killing his own father, just 12 hours after a headless, limbless corpse was found in a drainage channel in New Taipei City, yesterday, December 8. At around 10:00 am, Wednesday, police received a report that a suspected human body was visible in the water in the channel beside Baoping Road in Yonghe District. A police forensics investigation found that the body was that of a male estimated to have been

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Suspect in execution-style murder extradited from China: suffers seizure during COVID test

A suspect who fled to China just hours after he allegedly shot and killed a man in New Taipei City collapsed and went into convulsions during a COVID test at the airport, just minutes after he was extradited back to Taiwan. Huang Yung-chun, is wanted in connection with the murder of 45-year-old coffee merchant Ho Ming-hsun. Ho was gunned down in front of his family home in Xindian District on the morning of November 22. The police forensic investigation found

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900kg amphetamine haul bound for Taiwan intercepted in Thailand

Police in Thailand intercepted a close to one-ton haul of amphetamines bound for Taiwan hidden in floor tiles at a port in Bangkok two days ago, Thai police revealed at a press conference yesterday, December 4. The intercept was the result of a joint investigation by Thai and Taiwanese police agencies, media reports in Taiwan said today. Thailand Customs said that the drugs were hidden in silicon floor tiles, with each of 161 tiles being filled with 4.5 to 6

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