POWERFUL HANDGUNS:The three semi-automatic weapons seized by police were allegedly sought after by drug gangs wanting to protect themselves from rivals
Date: Jul 10, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau (MJIB) announced that they detained a
man trying to smuggle three handguns into the country, which are allegedly sought after by gangsters.
A bureau spokesperson said the three firearms were advanced semi-automatic handguns — one German-made Walther P99 pistol, one Austrian-made Glock pistol and an Israeli-made IMI Desert Eagle pistol.
Officials at the MJIB’s Marine Affairs Field Office in Kaohsiung said they had been monitoring drug-trafficking gangs in the south in recent months, and were informed about a possible firearm smuggling operation. [FULL STORY]