Smuggled Firearms Traced to Bamboo Union Gang: More Arrests Today

[Picture: Criminal Investigation Bureau.] Two suspects involved in the smuggling of 109 guns and more than 12,000 rounds of ammunition intercepted at Keelung Harbor last month were arrested today in Chiayi City, after investigators traced the shipment to a branch of the Bamboo Union gang. Customs officers found the cache of weapons April 29, in a shipment of plastic extrusion machines shipped to the Port of Keelung from Hong Kong. Police and customs officers kept the shipment under surveillance until

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Sub-machine Gun Seized in Taoyuan City

Police arrested a man in Taoyuan City after a search of the suspect’s car revealed a sub-machine gun and ammunition. Four police officers on patrol noticed a silver sedan moving suspiciously in Chaoyang Street. When the driver saw the police car, he turned into an alley and stopped. When police approached the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee on foot, but was immediately arrested. The 34 year-old man named Jiang (姜), begged police to let him go, saying that he

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Huge Firearms Cache Intercepted Ahead of Municipal Elections

More than 100 guns were intercepted by customs police at the Port of Keelung, April 29, and 6 suspects were arrested last night in Sanxia District of New Taipei City, as police continue a crackdown on organized crime groups ahead of municipal elections to be held in November this year. The cache of 109 firearms was found in a shipping container of injection molding machines sent from Hong Kong. The cache included 102 handguns, 5 assault rifles, a sub-machine gun,

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Man Accidentally Shoots himself in the Thigh

A young man was hospitalized with a bullet wound to his thigh, after a pistol he was carrying discharged as he was getting out of a cab in Sanxia District this morning, Monday, April 16. The nineteen year-old man named Su had traveled to Sanxia District in a taxi with a friend named Huang. Su had a modified Taurus pistol stuffed in the waistband of his pants. At around 8:00am, Su and Huang had just exited the vehicle at a

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Suspect Arrested After Cops Shoot at Tires

Police detectives in Taichung City shot at the back tires of a suspect vehicle before arresting a suspect wanted on charges relating to trading in firearms and drugs. Detectives investigating the case observed that the 36 year-old man named Zhou, had a regular pattern of movement. Late yesterday afternoon, the detectives proceeded to Longjing District, where Zhou appeared on schedule, driving a stolen car. Zhou parked his car, and police waited until a large truck stopped at a red light,

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Suspects Who Fired Assault Rifles During Extortion Attempt Arrested

Six members of a criminal gang who attempted to extort half a million Taiwan Dollars from a business in Pingtung County were arrested by a police task force Monday evening, January 8. Shortly after midnight, Friday, January 5, a gang of armed men stormed into a “health spa” in Hengchun Township. Two of the men were brandishing military assault rifles, which they pointed at management and staff members, ordering them to sit down before telling them they had come to

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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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Gun Dealer Arrested in Taoyuan City

A man nicknamed “The Master” was arrested in Taoyuan City today after being investigated for modifying model firearms to fire real bullets. Five handguns, an assault rifle, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition were confiscated. Mr Peng, the owner of a model gun shop, allegedly transformed model guns into real firearms and sold them to clients for between NT$50,000 and NT$80,000. Police were led to Peng after a case in which a firearm was confiscated several days ago. As

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Gunman Fired Shots at Restaurant Because he was Overcharged

A man who fired at least three shots at a restaurant in Tainan City last month was arrested today. He told police he had fired the shots because the stir-fry restaurant had overcharged him. In the early hours of November 20, a man standing on the median strip of Yongda Road in Yongkang District, Tainan City, shot at the facade of the restaurant, causing glass to shatter. When customers inside the restaurant went out to investigate, they saw the suspect

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Military Assault Rifle and Grenade Pistol in Gangster’s Arsenal

An Israeli manufactured military assault rifle and a grenade pistol were among small arsenal confiscated in Taichung city last night. Police arrested a man believed to be holding the weapons for use on demand by members of a criminal gang. After an investigation that included monitoring the residence of a man named Lin, who has a criminal record for drugs offences, police yesterday were issued a warrant to search the premises. Lin, 26, was charged with illegal possession of weapons

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Shots Fired at Tattoo Shop: Gunman Turns Himself In

A gunman riding a motorcycle stopped and fired two shots into a tattoo parlor in Yonghe District this afternoon, leaving one person slightly injured. A man later turned himself in at a police station in Wanhua District in relation to the incident. According to SET Network, a 23 year-old man named Fang (方) fired at the shop, located on Bao’an Road, shortly after 2:00pm. Pictures and video accompanying media reports showed a smashed glass facade. A 19 year-old female employee

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