Man’s attempt to evade the law thwarted when he chooses wrong fake ID

A man pulled over for a minor traffic infringement in Kaohsiung City was arrested yesterday, after he gave police his brother’s ID number, unaware that prosecutors had issued a warrant for his brother’s arrest. According to reports, Mr Chen, 49, was pulled over by police, Sunday, November 29, after they spotted him using a mobile phone while waiting for a red light on a scooter in Xinxing District. Chen was not carrying ID, and when asked for his ID number,

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Parking violations lead to explosive charges

Taoyuan City police on a routine patrol discovered a cache of handmade grenades in a car driven by a man who had parked illegally, this morning, November 3, and it was one of two similar, but unrelated cases in the city today. According to police who spoke at a media briefing today, officers noticed an illegally parked car on Nanfeng Street, Taoyuan District at around 1:00 am. Police approached the 21-year-old driver, named Chen, with the intention of issuing a

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Medical drug-related death and injury compensation payments rise for first time in 20 years

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration has increased the value of payments for cases of injury or death related to the use of legally prescribed pharmaceuticals for the first time in 20 years, according to reports in Liberty Times and ET Today. The FDA as of September 1, 2021 has amended the “Medicine Harm Relief Payment Standard” to increase both minimum and maximum relief payout for deaths and serious disorders caused by the use of legal drugs in accordance with a

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Man Shot in Broad Daylight in Hsinchu County

A man suffered four gunshot wounds after a gunman strafed his car in a drive-by shooting in Hukou Township, Hsinchu City, yesterday, Sunday, December 9. At around 2:00pm Mr Wang, 21, was driving his white Mercedes Benz sedan when he noticed a vehicle following his. Wang stopped outside the residence of an acquaintance named Guo, on Shengli Road. The driver of the following vehicle stopped beside Wang’s vehicle, lowered the window, fired more than 10 shots at the driver’s side

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Suspect Arrested after Shooting at Cops

A man in Kaohsiung City led police on a chase in the early hours of the morning, firing two shots at the officers before being arrested. Police on patrol in Fengshan District at around 1:00am grew suspicious when the driver of a silver sedan attempted to speed away on seeing the patrol car. However, the hapless suspect ducked into an alley only to find it was a dead end. Lin, 41, with previous criminal records for drugs and burglary, abandoned

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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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Dealer Murdered During Drug Deal

A 26 year-old man stabbed a 24 year-old man to death during a drug deal in Taoyuan City early yesterday morning, Monday, February 20. At around 5:00 am, a man named Gao met a man named Chen at a temple behind Yuan Ze University with the intention of purchasing NT30,000 worth of drugs. The two men traveled to Bade District on Chen’s motorcycle. The men stopped at an intersection on Dongtai Street, where a dispute occurred. During the altercation, Gao

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Store Window Hit by Stray Bullets During Police Shoot-out with Drug Dealer

Stray Bullets hit a convenience store window in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, yesterday, after a police officer fired four shots at a suspect who pulled a gun on the officers. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. Police officers investigating suspected drug dealers followed two suspects from a residence in Ximending to a location in Zhonghe District. At around 11:00 pm, a 32 year-old suspect named Chen got out of a car as police approached to question the men.

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Taxi Driver Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Korean Tourists

A taxi driver in New Taipei City has been arrested after allegedly drugging and sexually abusing two Korean women January 13. Three Korean women hired the driver over a two day period to take them on tours around northern Taiwan. On the second day, the driver gave each of the women a popular lactic acid drink – Yakult, at a location near Jiufen. Two of the women drank the contents, while a third felt it tasted bitter after taking just

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Bureaucrats Reject Petition to Downgrade Cannabis Classification

The Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health and Welfare rejected a citizen-initiated call for the re-classification of cannabis from a schedule 2 class drug, to schedule 3 class drug, and consideration of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The proposal was made on an online platform of the National Development Council (NDC), and after receiving more than 5000 supporting votes, proposals moved forward to the appropriate authorities. The NDC online platform was set up to encourage public participation

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Biggest Drug Bust in Taiwan’s History: Trojan Pandas Intercepted.

A total of 1,783.5 kg of illicit drugs were intercepted in a shipment of goods that included children’s playground ornaments, tea, and car wax. Some of the drugs were hidden in fibreglass Panda statues and giant mushrooms designed to be placed in playgrounds. The drugs were first detected by Taichung customs officers on March 31. Police special investigation units were notified, and a coordinated effort was made between different agencies to track and arrest the recipients of the shipment. The

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