Authorities detain two for allegedly spying for China

PROFESSIONAL COVER: Prosecutors said that the duo used their engineering firm to secure contracts at restricted facilities, where they collected sensitive materials

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 05, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Authorities yesterday detained two contractors with restricted communications following an

The exterior of the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau is pictured in Taipei on June 21.
Photo: Hsieh Chun-lin, Taipei Times

investigation by the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau over their alleged spying for China on military bases.

The two men, surnamed Chang (張) and Lin (林), in 2016 set up an engineering firm in New Taipei City’s Jhonghe District (中和), with Chang as the firm’s owner and Lin as his main business partner.

Following months of surveillance of the two men by the bureau’s national security division, raids were last month conducted at the firm and their residences, and they were taken in for questioning.

To prevent the duo from being tipped off about the impending raids, network jammers were used to disrupt their communications, the bureau said.    [FULL  STORY]

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