Cop shot and injured attempting to disarm suspect during SWAT raid

A police officer was shot while attempting to disarm a suspect in Changhua County this morning, after a man faced police in a four-hour long standoff outside a small factory building. Officers from the Taichung City Investigation Bureau located the man in Changhua County during an investigation into an armed intimidation case that occurred in Taichung City on June 23. Investigation bureau officers and a team from one of Taiwan’s “Thunder Squad” special weapons and tactical response police units were

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Man busted for drugs protests: search warrant is for guns only

A suspect found in possession of amphetamines, and cultivating marijuana, protested to police because the search warrant was issued to search for firearms, according to reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News. Police in Shulin District, New Taipei City were tipped off several days ago that Mr Lin, 44, was modifying and selling firearms. A search warrant was executed on March 26, and police duly searched Lin’s residence. As police entered Lin’s residence, Lin called out to a family

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Sub-machine gun, pistols seized in Taoyuan City Casino raid

Police charged two men with weapons offences after guns were seized during a raid on an underground casino operating in Taoyuan City, December 1. Miaoli County, and Taoyuan City police units had been keeping a suspect known to be armed, and suspected of using a car wash and repair shop as a front for a casino, under observation since early October. On December 1, an ad-hoc team, including SWAT officers armed with MP5 submachine guns received a search warrant and

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Spate of gun busts in pre-election crime sweep sees more than 50 firearms confiscated

Police arrested a man in Taichung City yesterday found to be in possession of a Beretta pistol loaded with dumdum bullets, and a revolving shotgun, in the latest of a series of raids that has seen 56 firearms confiscated, and dozens of people arrested. Police officers from Taoyuan City’s Pingzhen Branch had long been attempting to track a 50-year-old man named Zheng, who was suspected of being part of a gun trading syndicate. Zheng was of no fixed abode and

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Armed robbery foiled after pistol jams, security guards and customers disarm robber

An attempted armed robbery of an ATM cash box at a convenience store was foiled by security guards, and customers who came to their assistance, in Taoyuan City yesterday, November 27. A 38-year-old suspect, Liao Ming-zong, had been planning the robbery for the past two weeks, and had stolen a motorcycle, and purchased a modified pistol for the purpose. Liao and an accomplice named Huang arrived at the store on Wenhua Road in Guishan District at around 2:00pm, but Huang

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Gunman arrested after 50 shots, explosions in 5 hour siege

A man surrendered to Chiayi County police after a five-hour long siege in Minxiong Township, during which the suspect fired 50 shots and threw numerous explosives. Police officers went to a residence in a lane on Jianguo Road after neighbors reported hearing people arguing, followed by three gunshots at around 8:00am. The officers called for backup after a suspect on the third floor responded to their arrival with more gunshots. Police blockaded the area while a SWAT team and police

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Multiple Shootings in Pingtung County may be Related: Police

A man turned himself in and handed over an assault rifle, magazines, and ammunition today after 22 shots were fired at the gate of a house in Kanding Township, Pingtung County in the early hours of the morning, December 11. It is the third shooting incident in the area to be reported in the last three weeks. Police received a report that shots had been fired at around 2:00am this morning. Investigators found 17 bullet holes in the gate of

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KG-9 Sub-machine Gun Seized in Kaohsiung City

Police confiscated a sub-machine gun after a raid at the residence of a suspect last night. It was the second sub-machine gun seized in the city in consecutive days. The raid followed a month-long investigation launched after an arrest of a man in August on drugs and guns charges. Police swooped on the 49 year-old suspect named Liu as he arrived at the residence and got out of his car at around 10:00pm. A search of the residence uncovered 700

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Teenager Charged for Possession of Sub-machine Gun

A nineteen year-old man in Kaohsiung City was arrested yesterday, after a police raid of his home turned up a Colt 9mm sub-machine gun, a handgun, a homemade bomb, and 175 rounds of ammunition. According to reports in Apple Daily, and China Times, Kaohsiung Harbor Police Department received a tip-off that a man named Lu (盧) was in possession of firearms in the harbor district. After further investigations, police acquired a search warrant and raided Lu’s Xiaogang District residence at

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Taiwanese Man Sentenced in US for Attempting to Smuggle Firearms to Taiwan

A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in prison by a court in Arizona after pleading guilty to purchasing guns and ammunition with the intent of smuggling them to Taiwan in June 2017. Yang, Fu-sheng (楊福勝), 39, from Taipei City, legally entered the United States on June 20, 2017. During the next two days, Yang purchased 10,000 rounds of ammunition, firearms components, and attempted to arrange the purchase of 100 firearms, with the intention of smuggling

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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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