Filipino suspect arrested 10 days after deaths on Taiwan fishing boat

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/03
By: Liu Chien-pang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) A Filipino man has been arrested on suspicion of killing two of his crew members on a Taiwan-registered fishing boat in the Indian Ocean last month, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Saturday.

The suspect was arrested at sea Saturday after the members of a special task force from Taiwan talked him into surrendering and he will be brought back to Taiwan for questioning, the CGA said in a statement.

The man is suspected of killing two crew members and injuring several others, while the other crew members were forced to jumped overboard during and after the knife attack on board the Wen Peng on Feb. 20.

At the time, the Pingtung-registered fishing boat was sailing in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1,540 nautical miles from the Mauritius capital of Port Louis, carrying a crew of 24 — three Taiwanese, 10 Filipinos and 11 Indonesians, according to Taiwan investigators.    [FULL  STORY]

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