Former legislative aide suspected of forwarding mysterious packages from China

Japan says Chen Wei-jen used Taiwan as relay point to ship mysterious packages abroad

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/25
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Mysterious packages reported in several countries since July. (Washington State Department of Agriculture photo)

Mysterious packages reported in several countries since July. (Washington State Department of Agriculture photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese legislative aide Chen Wei-jen (陳惟仁) has been suspected of using Taiwan as a relay point to forward mysterious packages from China to other countries in the last few weeks, according to Japanese intelligence.

Since July, multiple unsolicited packages with misleading descriptions and Chinese lettering have been reported across the U.S., Canada, France, Japan, and Taiwan. The packages initially contained unidentified foreign seeds while some more recent ones had surgical masks inside.

During a press conference Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 25), Legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) pointed out that some of the packages found in other countries were forwarded through Taiwan from a third origin. He believes that Beijing is trying to defame Taiwan by using it as a relay point.

Wang said the Japanese intelligence has provided information that suggests the packages were forwarded using Chen's post office account. He said this could potentially threaten Taiwan's national security and that the inspection units must not take the matter lightly, reported New Talk.    [FULL  STORY]

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