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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Police Shooter was already Wanted for Attempted Murder: Public Alert Issued

Police investigators have identified a suspect who shot two police officers in Tainan three days ago. Police issued an alert appealing to the public to be on the lookout for the shooter, and warned that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Two officers were shot, but not seriously injured, on a remote road in a rural mountain district of Tainan City on Wednesday night. See previous article. DNA tests on a bicycle, and a car found nearby, identified a

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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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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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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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Kaohsiung Man Arrested for Pen Gun Shooting

A man who shot his wife’s uncle with a pen gun in Kaohsiung City yesterday, was arrested today after police identified his car parked outside a pawnshop. Mr Wang, 37, met his 35 year-old wife, at around noon, yesterday, outside a residential building in Gushan District to discuss terms of their divorce. Ms Wang was accompanied by her maternal uncle, Mr Guo. Negotiations over a the divorce settlement broke down, resulting in a dispute during which Guo swung a punch

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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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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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