Police bust gang arsenal, confiscate 24 guns, 1,200 rounds of ammo

Police arrested four suspects and confiscated 24 guns after an investigation that led to the raid of a property in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, the Taipei City Police Department announced today, August 6. A police spokesperson said that the department had received reports several days ago that gang members possessing a large number of firearms were hiding out in Tamsui District. A police taskforce was immediately formed to investigate the case. Investigators identified a 27-year-old man, named Zheng, believed

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Police prepare for massive gangster funeral: officer criticized for mobster-friendly Facebook post

Police in Tainan City are preparing to deploy more than 500 officers in what may be the largest deployment of police for a gang-boss’ funeral, but one officer today faced criticism for a post he made to Facebook that appeared a little too friendly toward the deceased. Chen Jianwen, 51, was gunned down in an execution-style killing by a former junior associate February 23 in what Tainan Police Department Commissioner Fang Yeang-ning (方仰寧) said was a result of infighting among

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Gangster fires on cops in Wanhua District, Taipei City

A gangster with a history of firearms offences fired one shot at police in an attempt to evade arrest after being ambushed in Wanhua District, Taipei City today, March 7. Banqiao District police went to Wanhua District to arrest the 47-year-old Four Seas Gang member, named Chen, after receiving intelligence that he would be visiting friends at noon today. Nine police officers, in plain clothes, positioned themselves around a building on the corner of Xining South Road and Kaifeng Street.

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Gangster dead after shootout with cops in Kaohsiung City

A suspect being investigated for a kidnapping and ransom case was declared dead in hospital after being shot several times during a shootout with police in Kaohsiung City this morning, March 2. Police from Chiayi City Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Bureau, and Kaohsiung City Police Department were investigating a 57-year-old man named Lee, who is suspected of masterminding the kidnapping and ransom of a wealthy businessman in Chiayi City in January. Lee was driving a white BMW SUV near

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Police seek suspected arsonist after fire in Taipei City sees 4 injured, 500 people evacuated

Taipei City police are attempting to identify a man suspected of arson after a fire engulfed four ground floor businesses in a 12-storey mixed commercial and residential building in Taipei City this morning, December 7. According to reports, around 500 people were evacuated, 134 were rescued by firefighters, and four people were treated in hospital after a fire broke out on Linsen North Road at around 8:45am. Taipei City Fire Department dispatched 35 fire appliances, 7 ambulances, and 107 firefighters

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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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Hundreds of gang members arrested in law and order sweep

In response to a spate of street brawls, and in order to prevent interference in next year’s presidential election, the National Police Agency, in coordination with the Taiwan High Prosecutor’s Office, conducted five days of raids nationwide, arresting 397 people, this week. Many of the arrested are members of Taiwan’s two largest criminal organizations – The Bamboo Union, and Heavenly Way Alliance. Police confiscated guns, ammunition, weapons, and drugs, and seized cash and assets valued at almost NT$100 million. 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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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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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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Gun Busts in Taipei and Kaohsiung Turn up “Rare Weapons”

Police in Taipei and Kaohsiung reported busting criminal firearms operations in separate and unrelated cases today. In both cases weapons described as rare were found, including modern sub machine guns and a WWII pistol. In Taipei City criminal investigation division police from Beitou Police Bureau raided a betel nut stand operating as a front for firearms dealing by members of the Bamboo Union gang. The raid, which occurred last night, was the culmination of an investigation spanning several months. Police

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