142 suspects arrested ahead of presidential, legislative elections in Taiwan

Asia One
Date: Dec 20, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police have rounded up a total of 142 suspects, including

Photo: The Straits Times

Photo: The Straits Times

21 alleged leaders of criminal gangs, in the latest round of nationwide crime sweeps ahead of the January presidential election, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has said.

As of Dec. 17, in a round of crackdowns police launched across the nation, 21 gang bosses and 121 gang members were arrested, the CIB said.

As part of the island-wide sweep initiated on Dec. 15, police authorities raided 1,131 locations in different cities and counties and arrested 358 suspects in connection with various crimes, the CIB added.

Many of these suspects were members of Taiwan’s major crime syndicates, including the Bamboo Union and the Tiandaoming gang, among others.

During the raids, 10 firearms and 98 bullets were confiscated.     [FULL  STORY]

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