Taiwanese pop singer accused of spreading fake news about coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pop singer Hsieh Ho-hsien (謝和弦) is being investigated for spreading fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 25). The singe...

Wuhan coronavirus drives fraud ring into arms of Taiwan police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police arrested six members of an alleged fraud ring who returned from China to sit out the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reports said Saturday (Feb. 15). The ...

Rumors over face mask shortage spark run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Update 2020-02-10 3:20 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said during a press conference Monday (Feb. 10) that three women responsible for the toilet paper supplies rumor have been arrest...

Taiwan cracks down on fake news about China coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has been looking at six suspects in the spreading of false rumors about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, reports said Fr...

2 Taiwanese suspects extradited back from Philippines, Vietnam for telecom fraud

Two Taiwanese suspects in two different telecom fraudulent rings have been extradited back to Taiwan from the Philippines and Vietnam through cross border police cooperation, the Criminal Investigatio...

Taiwan gang recommended spending counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five men arrested in Taipei with US$11 million (NT$335 million) in counterfeit money had recommended the cash be distributed in Southeast Asia, reports said Friday (Dec. 6...

Taiwan's CIB ready to receive Hong Kong murder suspect for trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan awaits the handover of murder suspect Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳) from the Hong Kong authorities, Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau has confirmed that they ar...

Hong Kong, Taiwan signal openness to cooperation on Chan case

Following the release Wednesday of a suspect wanted for murder in Taiwan, the Hong Kong government opened the door to cooperation between the two sides, while defending its handling of the case. At...

Taiwan's police bust telecom fraud ring targeting migrant workers

Fraudsters have scammed migrant workers out of money across the country by obtaining their personal phone details. Police have busted a telecom fraud ring that tricked migrant workers into handing ...

INTERPOL: Taiwan Can Help

Criminal Investigation Bureau Commissioner Huang Ming-chao ((黃明昭)) spoke with Taiwan Today about exclusion from the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and how Taiwan Can Help achiev...

228 Taiwanese defrauded out of NT$30 million after Booking.com data leaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to Booking.com's ongoing data breaches, 228 Taiwanese have been defrauded out of NT$30 million over the first nine months of this year. The Criminal Investigati...

Canadian English teacher nabbed growing pot in N Taiwan gets lighter sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Canadian cram school teacher who teaches English and was arrested for growing marijuana at his home in northern Taiwan has been given a reduced sentence for being a &quo...

Taiwanese police bust 'Trump' dope lab in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have arrested a man in New Taipei City and are charging him with producing illegal narcotics, packaged with U.S. President Donald Trump's likeness. On Thursd...

Taiwanese police bust black market e-cigarette operation in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five people were arrested by Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) earlier in September for illegally smuggling contraband e-cigarettes and related products i...

5 arrested, 19 rescued from Chinese cult led by female 'living Buddha' in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nineteen people were rescued from a Chinese cult, while its leader and four other followers were arrested in late August, central Taiwan, after a young Taiwanese was alleg...