Former Air Force captain detained for alleged espionage

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/03
By: You Kai-hsiang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office confirmed on Monday that a former Air Force captain has been arrested for espionage, while local media have reported that he was recruited by China to work as a spy while doing business in the mainland.

Chen Kuo-wei (陳國瑋)’s case was turned over to the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office, which on Monday told the Central News Agency that it is accusing Chen of violating the National Security Act and that the Taiwan High Court had ruled to detain him incommunicado.

The office did not give any other details.

But according to local media reports, after Chen was discharged from the Air Force, he went to the mainland to do business. He was later absorbed by China’s national security, which instructed him to return to Taiwan to lure Air Force and military intelligence officers to reveal sensitive information, the reports have alleged.     [SOURCE]

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