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Female snakehead arrested for luring 50 Taiwanese into Cambodia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The female mastermind behind a snakehead ring that has trafficked at least 50 Taiwanese to Cambodia was arrested on Monday (Aug. 16). Amid a recent surge in human traff...

Snakehead behind human trafficking of Taiwanese in Cambodia arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Sunday (Aug. 14) arrested a man who is a suspected member of a snakehead ring behind a human trafficking scam that lured Taiwanese to Cambodia. At 9:55 p.m. o...

Surge in human trafficking cases prompts home visits by Taiwan police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unprecedented scale of Cambodia-related human trafficking incidents has jolted Taiwan into action with nationwide home visits by law enforcement. Police have been m...

9 Taiwanese rescued from Cambodian human trafficking ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Taiwanese victims of a human trafficking operation in Cambodia arrived safely in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 14). The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), in conjunctio...

Taiwan police warn against scams using the health ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) gained prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers have been impersonating the ministry to defraud the public, police sa...

Taiwan teen suffers electrical torture in Cambodian human trafficking case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese teenager from Tainan had been subjected to physical abuse including electric shocks in Cambodia for three months before his escape in one of the rampant human ...

Taiwan sees spike in human trafficking cases involving Cambodia, Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An increasing number of Taiwanese citizens have fallen victim to forced labor in Cambodia and other countries as human trafficking incidents rise. The Criminal Investig...

Man arrested for online threat to shoot Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Tainan was arrested on Friday evening (July 8) after saying online that he wanted to shoot President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), in response to former Japan Prime Ministe...

Kaohsiung police chief sworn in as head of Taiwan National Police Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outgoing Kaohsiung City police chief Huang Ming-chao (黃明昭) was sworn in as director-general of the National Police Agency (NPA) on Thursday (June 30), with his predecessor...

NT$240 million of amphetamines found in mock Moai bound for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese and Thai police joined forces to intercept a batch of amphetamines that were to be smuggled inside replica Moai statues, the monolithic human figures found on Ea...

FBI praises Taiwan for apprehending alleged kidnapper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's law enforcement authorities have received a glowing reference from the FBI for its role in catching a man suspected of kidnapping and stealing NT$88 million (...

Taiwan entertainer faces probe for false COVID child death rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police said Saturday (May 28) that they are investigating social media posts falsely claiming many children in Taiwan have died of COVID-19, adding they may interview the ...

Taiwan warns against importing marijuana-laced products from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are cautioned against importing goods containing cannabis from Thailand, the first Southeast Asian country to have legalized the plant. Taiwan Customs ...

China returns suspect in murder of coffee trader to Taiwan after quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A murder suspect who fled Taiwan only to be forced into COVID-19 quarantine in China returned home in the company of Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers Wednesday...

Turkey detains 27 Taiwanese in raid on alleged fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Turkish police detained 27 suspects from Taiwan in an operation to crack down on alleged fraud in the Mediterranean resort town of Bodrum, reports said Saturday (Nov. 27)....