Machine gun seized at underground casino disguised as car wash in N. Taiwan

Police nab 2 men, seize machine gun, pistols from underground gambling den disguised as car wash in Taoyuan, Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/12/04
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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Floro Mk. 9 submachine gun. (Miaoli County Police Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police arrested two men and seized a submachine gun and three pistols during a raid on an underground gambling den disguised as an auto repair shop and carwash in northern Taiwan over the weekend.

During a raid on an underground casino in Taoyuan, Taiwan, a special task force of Miaoli County and Taoyuan City police units apprehended a 23-year-old man surnamed Lin (林) and a 22-year-old man surnamed Chen (陳) for possessing four illegal firearms. One of the weapons seized was a Floro Mk. 9, a submachine gun used by Taiwan's special forces, reported UDN.

On Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Miaoli County Police Bureau announced the Criminal Investigation Division officers suspected that Lin and Chen had been trafficking illegal guns and drugs and running a gambling operation. After surveilling Lin and Chen, officers tracked them to a two-story luxury imported car repair shop and car wash which they suspected housed an underground casino.

On Sunday (Dec. 1), the Miaoli County Police Bureau dispatched a special police unit armed with Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns. Officers used a special new battering ram to break down the shop's metal door.    [FULL  STORY]

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