Man arrested for fatal hit and run also faces drugs and guns charges

A suspect was arrested yesterday, after an investigation into a hit and run accident in Chiayi County, and police also found a handgun, ammunition, and drugs in the suspect’s motel room. On the morning of October 12, a car suspected to have been driven by a man named Lin, hit a scooter in Dalin Township, Chiayi County. The 32-year-old scooter rider, named Lee, was left seriously injured, and died in hospital yesterday, October 19. Lin did not stop after the

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Taiwan and Japan coast guards, police, cooperate in 600kg amphetamine smuggling operation bust

At least three Taiwanese suspects were arrested yesterday, after Japan Coast Guard officers and police intercepted a vessel in Kumamoto Prefecture attempting to smuggle 600 kilograms of amphetamine into Japan. Taiwan Coast Guard Administration officers in Kaohsiung tipped off their counterparts in Japan after receiving information on a transnational narcotics smuggling operation headed by a Taiwanese national named Huang. According to reports, Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) had been investigating the case for several months, and after notifying Japan’s National

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Man Decapitates his Mother and tosses Head from 12th Floor

A man in Taoyuan City killed his own mother last night, then decapitated the body and threw the head into the community courtyard from their 12th floor apartment. The 33 year-old man named Liang, who has criminal records for drugs, intimidation and fraud offences, quarreled with his 67 year-old mother at around 7:00pm last night. High on amphetamines, Liang flew into a rage and stabbed his mother to death with a kitchen knife. Police said that their were dozens of

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Crim’s Gun Collection found Stashed in Old TV

Guns and drugs suspected of belonging to a man currently serving time in prison for drugs offenses fell out of a television at a recycling plant in Taichung City the other day. Police traced the origin of the TV to the home of the suspect’s family in Changhua County. The broken television had sat in the family home for more than 10 years. The Tsai family recently had a new television installed, and asked the technician to take away the

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Amphetamine Factory Bust the Largest in Taiwan History

Police raided a warehouse in Tucheng District, New Taipei City, and uncovered what police described as the largest amphetamine manufacturing operation in the history of Taiwan. On the Monday evening, April 16, two men were arrested, and 259kg of amphetamine crystals, along with 7,000kg of liquid precursor was confiscated. Police estimate that a total of 3,000kg of amphetamine, with an estimated market price of NT$3 billion, could have been manufactured using the product on hand. The factory was located at

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Police Fire 8 Shots in Arrest of Drugs and Guns Trafficker

A suspect in Changhua County abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot after officers attempted to make an arrest. Police fired 8 shots as they chased the man through residential properties and fields, before the suspect finally surrendered. A military assault rifle was seized in the investigation. Mr Hong, 53, used a mobile food truck as a front for trading in drugs and firearms, police told media at a press conference in Taichung this morning. Hong traveled around Taichung, Changhua,

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Police Chase Ends with a Crash

A suspect trying to evade the police crashed into another vehicle in Yingge District, New Taipei City, injuring two people as well as himself, yesterday, January 5. At around 8:40 pm, police noticed a vehicle illegally parked in Guishan District, Taoyuan City. When officers approached the car, the driver sped off. Police chased the vehicle to Yingge District. As the suspect ran a red light, he crashed into another vehicle. Two people in the other vehicle were injured and sent

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500kg Amphetamine Haul Intercepted in the Taiwan Strait

Penghu County police and Coast Guard officers intercepted a Chinese fishing vessel near the middle of the Taiwan Strait carrying 502kg of amphetamine precursors, yesterday, December 15. Police investigators focusing on criminal organizations using Penghu as a drug shipment point came across intelligence about the shipment, and intercepted the vessel after locating it on radar travelling at a speed of 8 knots towards Penghu. After boarding the vessel officers found 20 feed bags filled with amphetamine precursors. The crew of

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American Arrested in Drugs and Guns Case

An American citizen was arrested in Chiayi County last night, after a Taurus pistol and bullets were found in a car during a police search of the vehicle. Drugs were also found when police searched the suspect’s motel room. Police in Zhongpu were on a routine patrol last night when they spotted a suspicious vehicle. After checking the license number on the police computer, they found the plate did not match the vehicle. The police officers followed the car until

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Indonesia Police Bust 1 ton Amphetamine Haul: Taiwanese Suspect Shot Dead

[Cover Picture: Channel News Asia] Indonesian police intercepted a record one metric ton haul of crystal methamphetamine imported from China on a tip-off from Taiwan Police today, July 13. A Taiwanese suspect, Lin Minghui was shot dead as he tried to evade police. Another two, Chen Weicuan and Liao Guanyu were arrested, and another suspect, Hsu Yungli is still at large after evading arrest. One of the arrested is in hospital after being shot in the leg. The drugs were

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Air-force Personnel Test Positive for Drugs

Up to ten air-force personnel at a base in Taichung have returned positive reactions for drugs, after urine tests were ordered for all troops stationed on base yesterday. The drug tests were ordered after 27 packs of white powder were found discarded on the Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, along with a device for smoking drugs. Apple Daily reported that “nearly 10” officers and men have returned positive reactions for drugs. Taichung District prosecutor’s Office is investigating the case. Investigators

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