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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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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Gunman Turns Himself in after Debt-Dispute Shooting

A man in Yunlin County handed a gun over to police, and turned himself in, after shooting another man in the thigh on April 3. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Yang met with a friend who owed him money. After failing to negotiate a resolution, the two quarreled, and Yang took a pistol out and shot his friend in the leg, according to United Daily News. Mr Yang fled the scene, while the injured man took himself to the hospital. The

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Police Shoot Suspect Dead in Kaohsiung City

Police opened fire on an armed suspect in Kaohsiung City this morning after the man allegedly aimed his gun at an officer and pulled the trigger. According to media reports, the gun jammed, and officers returned fire. One bullet hit the suspect who later died in hospital. United Daily News reported that police from the Public Safety Corps of the Kaohsiung City Police Department approached a suspicious car at around 3:30am in Sanmin District, and ordered the 3 male occupants

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Store Window Hit by Stray Bullets During Police Shoot-out with Drug Dealer

Stray Bullets hit a convenience store window in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, yesterday, after a police officer fired four shots at a suspect who pulled a gun on the officers. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. Police officers investigating suspected drug dealers followed two suspects from a residence in Ximending to a location in Zhonghe District. At around 11:00 pm, a 32 year-old suspect named Chen got out of a car as police approached to question the men.

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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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