Huang urges CAL chair to quit

SHIRKING RESPONSIBILITY? The NPP legislator accused the airline of lying when its chairman said he knew nothing about a US$200,000 cigarette smuggling case

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 24, 2019 
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday called for the resignation of China

New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang holds a news conference at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Airlines Ltd (CAL, 中華航空) chairman Hsieh Shih-chien (謝世謙) after the company denied being complicit in an alleged smuggling case involving a National Security Bureau (NSB) agent.

Huang on Monday said that the official, Wu Tsung-hsien (吳宗憲), attempted to smuggle 9,200 cartons of cigarettes worth more than US$200,000 when he returned to Taiwan with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) from a state visit to the Caribbean earlier in the day.

Wu, who accompanied Tsai on her trip, allegedly pre-ordered the cigarettes using China Airlines’ online duty-free store with help from the airline, Huang said.

It was written on the order that the cigarettes were to be picked up on the return of the president’s airplane, but they were never delivered to the plane, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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