Police raid alleged gun factory in Taoyuan

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 20, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Police on Monday seized a stockpile of illegal guns and ammunition, and

Firearms, ammunition and manufacturing equipment are displayed yesterday after a team from the Criminal Investigation Bureau’s First Investigation Corps raided a house in Taoyuan’s Yangmei District.  Photo: Chiu Chun-fu, Taipei Times

arrested a man on suspicion of running a firearm factory in Taoyuan, the Criminal Investigation Bureau announced yesterday.

The bureau coordinated with Taipei and Taoyuan police to conduct the raid on a rented house in Yangmei District (楊梅).

“The factory was in the basement and is quite a sophisticated operation, with assorted machinery for modifying and producing firearms,” said Captain Su Li-tsung (蘇立琮) of the bureau’s First Investigation Corps.

The suspect is a 52-year-old mechanic named Tai Kuo-chang (戴國璋), who has a criminal record for embezzlement and burglary, Su said.    [FULL  STORY]

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