By: Huang Li-yun and William Yen
Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) Another five of the 148 Vietnamese tourists who left their tour groups and disappeared shortly after entering Taiwan in December were found Monday, according to the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
As of 3:40 p.m. Monday, a total of 52 of the 148 Vietnamese nationals had been located, and the search continues for the 96 people who remain unaccounted for, the NIA said.
Of those found so far, 24 have been arrested and 28 surrendered to police.
The agency said 152 of the 153 Vietnamese nationals who entered Taiwan as part of four tour groups that arrived on Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 were reported “missing” after entering Taiwan. [FULL STORY]