Police in standoff with armed gangsters holding hostages in Taoyuan City

Police have have blockaded streets around a car dealership next to the Taoyuan City Council building on Sanmin Road this evening, after two armed gangsters stormed the car yard, fired several shots, and took 9 people hostage. The siege began at around 7:00pm, and the men were said to be armed with handguns, rifles, and a grenade. The suspects are believed to be members of the Heavenly Way Alliance, belonging to a faction called the Justice League. The suspects are

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Three men shot and wounded in Ruifang District

Three men were shot and injured after an altercation at a karaoke bar in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District late last night, June 9. The three men, named Tu, 47, Lian, 54, and Cao, 25, left the karaoke bar after a dispute broke out with a group of ten men. After arriving at a friends house, the group of men turned up in two cars, and at least one gunman fired at least 13 shots into the glass-fronted living room

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Thugs Arrested in Tainan City ahead of Municipal Elections

Police in Annan District, Tainan City, arrested 7 men known for violence and intimidation, while police in Yongkang District arrested members of the Bamboo Union Gang, as a pre-election sweep against organized crime continues ahead of this month’s nation-wide municipal elections. Police described the Annan District group as a “headless dragon” after the gang’s leader, named Chen, was shot down and killed by a debtor being threatened by him in May this year. According to a Liberty Times report, the

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Shots Fired in Taipei City Two Times in One Night

Police in Taipei City are investigating two incidents where shots were fired in Taipei City last night, and seven suspects have been taken in for questioning. At around 11:00pm last night one shot was fired in an alley off Anhe Road, then at around 3:00am, 20 people armed with sticks and bats clamored in the car park of the Mortuary Service Office Second Funeral Parlor on Xinhai Road. More than ten shots were fired, at least one of which hit

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Man Who Harbored Murder Suspect Claims Innocence because Media Hides Suspect Faces

A homeowner who allowed a man suspected to have shot a young soldier to death in Pingtung County claimed that he didn’t know the man was the suspect killer because news media blurred the face of the suspect in TV news reports. Hong Weizhi was arrested during a raid on a residence in Shanhua township, Tainan, at around 6:00am this morning, June 6. When the suspect was rudely awoken from his sleep, he shouted: “I surrender, I surrender. Please don’t

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Three Injured, 1 Dead in New Taipei City Gangland Shooting

Breaking news: updates and changes expected. Five people were shot during temple celebrations in New Taipei City’s Tucheng District today and at least one is dead. One of the victims is a gang boss named Lin Li-chang (林立昌) who belongs to the Heavenly Way Alliance. At the time of writing Lin is in a critical condition after being shot 6 times. Lin was not breathing and had no heartbeat when brought to the hospital, but was revived and is currently

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3 Stabbed in KTV Fight

Four people were hospitalized this morning, three with stab wounds, after a fight broke out between rival gangs of youths at a KTV in Mucha District, Taipei City. The fight broke out at around 4:00am at a branch of the Holiday KTV chain. Police found the injured at a blood-splattered crime scene, but the perpetrators had fled. Two men suffered stab wounds to the abdomen, while another was cut on his arms. A woman was treated for hyperventilation. After the

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Gang Boss Hits Back at Bad Service

A gang boss allegedly ordered his young goons to smash up a massage spa after the master masseur requested the gangster’s daughter and mother to wait until he finished servicing another client. On the afternoon of July 8, Ms Yeh took her grandmother to a massage spa in Toufen township in Miaoli County for a massage at the recommendation of her father, a 56 year-old gang leader with criminal records for deadly injury, gambling, deprivation of liberty, kidnapping for ransom,

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Gang Boss Capped: Cops Don’t Buy Gunman’s Story

Police today arrested a 25 year old man suspected to have killed a gang boss in Tucheng District, New Taipei City last Thursday evening June 22. Huang Yilun (黃義倫) was shot to death as he sat in his white Porsche SUV in a parking lot. Shortly after entering the vehicle, a man approached the driver’s side door, pulled out a handgun, and fired 10 shots through the window. Huang bled to death at the scene from a wound to his

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New Taipei City the New Gotham City: Police Begin Crackdown

Cover Picture: United Daily News. New Taipei City police chief Hu Mu-yuan announced the launch a coordinated crackdown on organized crime groups responsible for a spate of street violence that has led commentators to dub New Taipei City as “New Gotham City”. The operation begins tonight, November 30. The call comes after the month of November saw street brawls occur just about every night. There have been twenty six cases of street violence recorded in the city so far this

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Taiwan Lantern Festival Celebrations Marred by Gang Violence

Fights broke out in between gangs attending Lantern Festival processions in at least two Taiwan cities last night, and the violence continued tonight in Taidong (Taitung). The Lantern Festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the Chinese New Year. While the traditional Chinese celebration focuses on pretty lanterns, strolling with the family to view the lanterns, and eating sweet snacks like tung-yuan, on the ‘renegade island’ of Taiwan, native Taiwanese celebrate with fireworks,

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