The China Post
Date: October 28, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Investigators have taken a Kaohsiung man into custody for allegedly
hoarding 300 tons of carrots in an apparent move to manipulate vegetable prices, according to local media reports Thursday.
The bust was made by prosecutors from Kaohsiung and Qiaotou and involved a cooperative effort from police and firefighters, who found that a man, surnamed Chiang, had stored close to 300 tons of domestically-grown carrots. The vegetables were found in a cold storage unit in the southern city’s Luzhu District.
Chiang denied hoarding, but was not able to offer clear records of transactions involving the carrots, according to investigators. [FULL STORY]