Killer of 6 drags his feet: execution delayed for an hour

A man convicted of killing five family members and a foreign caregiver in an arson attack was executed at the Taipei City Detention Center last night, after being dragged to the execution ground by a bailiff, and the prison administrator, according to reports in Taiwan’s local media. The Crime Lunar New Year’s Eve, February 7, 2016, Weng Ren-xian (翁仁賢), then 50, took advantage of the annual family gathering at their home in Longtan District, Taoyuan City, to inflict maximum damage

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Bank robber who shot guard Arrested in just 29 hours

A man suspected of shooting a security guard during a bank robbery in Taipei City, Monday, March 30, was arrested in Taoyuan City, yesterday, March 31. Chen Jian-hui ( 陳劍輝 ), 54, was arrested in Longtan District at around 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon. After tracing Chen’s whereabouts, police followed Chen in an unmarked police vehicle. When Chen pulled into the parking area in front of a convenience store, the officers blocked his vehicle and rushed in to make the arrest.

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Security guard shot in the thigh during armed bank robbery in Taipei City

A security guard was shot in the thigh by a bank robber armed with a military-style assault weapon this morning in Taipei City. At around 10:40 am, a man wearing a black cap, blue jacket, jeans, and a surgical mask, walked into a branch of Bank of Panhsin on Bei’an Road, Zhongzheng District, armed with what multiple media reports described as ‘an M16 assault rifle’. When the bank’s security guard stepped forward to confront him, the robber fired 6 shots.

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In midst of epidemic prevention efforts, people smugglers attempt to land 31 Vietnam nationals

Police and coast guard officers seized a boat and arrested two Taiwanese and 31 Vietnamese nationals off the coast of Pingtung County, yesterday March 21. The people-smuggling bust comes at a time when Taiwan is ramping up efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including a ban on the entry of foreign nationals, and compulsory quarantines for residents returning from abroad. A joint police and coast guard task force responded after receiving intelligence about the people smuggling operation involving a

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Junior high student dies after schoolmate throws knife

A junior high school student in Nantou County bled to death after a classmate threw a craft knife at him during an altercation, yesterday, March 20. Two male students, named Lee and Liu had just finished school, and were buying drinks at a tea stand in Shuili Township, when one of the students called the other by an offensive nickname, according to reports in United Daily News and China Times. In the ensuing altercation, Liu pulled out a craft knife

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Convicted sex offender on the run after cutting off ankle bracelet

Police are on the hunt for a convicted sex offender who robbed a betel nut stand in Taipei City today, after cutting off an electronic ankle bracelet and fleeing his residence in Hualien last night. Ou Li-yuan, now 53, was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 after being convicted for the rape and robbery of a female college student at knife point . Ou was released on parole in 2017 on condition that he wear an electronic monitoring device,

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Suspected killer arrested after four days on the run

A man suspected of shooting a man dead, and leaving a woman critically injured in Tainan City February 21 has been arrested and charged for range of offences relating to the incident. Investigating police were tipped off last night that Jin Wen-long was having dinner at a beef noodle shop in Jiali District, Tainan City. At around 7:00 pm, a police team swooped on the location, and arrested Jin as he was about to leave on a scooter. The uncooperative

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Police hunt for gunman after broad-daylight execution-style shooting in Tainan City

Police today are searching for a man suspected to have shot one man dead, and left a woman fighting for her life, after firing six shots at close range in Jiangjun District, Tainan City, yesterday afternoon, just 60 meters from a police station. At around 3:00 pm, February 21, a 53-year-old man named Yao (姚) was found slumped in an armchair in the front room of his residence in a quiet fishing village, while his 43-year-old female friend, Ms Guo

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Murder suspect found dead of apparent suicide: case details emerge

A man suspected of murdering a woman in Taipei City before dismembering and disposing of her corpse was found dead in a residence in Keelung City, Sunday evening, and is believed to have committed suicide, rather than face a lengthy prison sentence. Police went on the hunt for Lin Guo-ping (林國平), 45, after the remains of a 26-year-old female Malaysian national, Ms Deng (鄧), were found Saturday, January 11, during an investigation into her disappearance. Lin’s body was found at

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Dismembered corpse of missing woman found in Keelung City

A missing persons case has turned into a murder investigation after police found the dismembered remains of a woman in a mountain district of Keelung City, yesterday, January 11. Police began an investigation after a 26-year-old Malaysian national of Chinese ethnicity named Deng (鄧) was reported missing by a family member on January 6. Investigators who went to Ms Deng’s apartment on the fifth floor of a building in Wanhua District, Taipei City, noticed a suspicious smell of strong chemical

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Cannabis compressed as “tea cake” intercepted at Taoyuan International Airport

A Canadian citizen was arrested at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport after customs officials found 20 kilograms of marijuana in his checked baggage, police revealed at a press conference today, January 9. The 40-year-old Chinese Canadian man named Wei (危), was arrested at around 5:00 am, December 28, after an x-ray examination of his luggage raised the suspicions of customs officers. Officers took Wei and his baggage to an examination room where they opened the luggage. The officers found 20 round

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