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Taipei police arrest fellow officer for drug possession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a traffic stop in the early morning on Monday (Feb. 12), a Taipei police officer was arrested for drug possession by his fellow officers. According to reports, a...

Photo of the Day: New Taipei police precinct pampers lost cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cat ran away from a home in New Taipei’s Banqiao District and was brought by someone to a police precinct on Wednesday evening (Feb. 7). The individual who brou...

Taipei police recover lost backpack with NT$2 million in cash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 65-year-old woman lost a backpack containing NT$1.94 million (US$62,000) as she was on her way to conduct a real estate transaction. The woman was traveling on the Ta...

Taipei police conduct 2-week Lunar New Year safety campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year holiday often comes with a rise in illicit activity across Taipei, prompting police to conduct an annual 15-day safety campaign to inspect high-risk bar...

New Taipei police officer found dead in home with gunshot wound

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A police officer surnamed Li (李) was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest on Wednesday (Jan. 10) at his residence, reported CNA. After a preliminary investigati...

30 Thai tourists caught working as hostesses in Taipei club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have arrested over 30 Thai female tourists for working illegally as hostesses at an underground club. On Wednesday (Dec. 27), officers from the Wanhua Precinct o...

Taiwan man arrested after trying to sell guns in Telegram group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 20-year-old man surnamed Chen (陳) has been arrested in Taichung after posting guns for sale on the instant messaging service Telegram, police said on Monday (Nov. 20). ...

Taihu Brewing founder arrested in 2nd recent high-profile marijuana case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The founder of the popular Taiwan craft beer brand Taihu Brewing has been arrested in a case that is believed to be related to marijuana possession. Taihu founder Wu Ts...

New Taipei police seize claw machines modified for gambling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A claw machine arcade in New Taipei’s Yonghe District was raided by police on Sunday (Nov. 5) for modifying claw machines for gambling purposes. Acting on a tip, ...

New Taipei police office besieged by unruly residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A crowd of unruly residents in New Taipei’s Sanchong District attacked a local police station on Saturday (Nov. 4) and threatened officers inside. The incident be...

Taipei police nab student for massacre threats against high school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police detained a high school student for making threats on Instagram to carry out a massacre at the Taipei Municipal Heping High School, reports said Saturday (Oct. 14). ...

Thief snatches gold chain and eludes Taipei police on multiday chase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gold chain worth NT$300,000 (US$9,250) was stolen from a Shilin jewelry shop by a 21-year-old male suspect surnamed Shih (施), fueling a multiday chase before being appre...

Taipei police officer arrested in connection to fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei police officer was arrested on Friday (Sept. 22) on charges related to fraud, forgery, and disregard for her duties as a police officer. The officer, a woman s...

Taiwan's Hou Yu-ih reunited with son of South African attache he rescued in 1997

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) met Wednesday (Sept. 20) with the son of a South African military attache he rescued from a hostage taker 26 years ago. Hou w...

New Taipei police bust gambling ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police raided a high-stakes Texas Hold'em game at a private residence in New Taipei City that had been converted into a casino, early Wednesday (Sept. 20) morning. ...