ALL IN THE FAMILY:The aviation police allegedly used relatives and friends to smuggle cigarettes and alcohol by escorting them past customs without being checked
Date: Aug 15, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Four aviation police officers have been arrested and detained after authorities cracked a smuggling ring that reportedly brought in undeclared cigarettes and alcohol through inbound flight baggage at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Taoyuan district prosecutors and agents of the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau carried out the raids on Thursday.
At press time last night, the four remained in detention and were held incommunicado after being questioned, as prosecutors continued the investigation to find out if higher-ranking officials were involved.
The four Aviation Police Bureau officers are: Criminal Investigation Brigade vice captain Su Sheng-li (蘇勝利), two Security Patrol Brigade junior captains Wu Hou-chien (吳候潛) and Lin Chien-ching (林建清), and an officer named Liao Chih-chiang (廖志強). [FULL STORY]