Spate of gun busts in pre-election crime sweep sees more than 50 firearms confiscated

Taiwan English News
Date:} November 29, 2019 
By: Phillip Charlier

Police arrested a man in Taichung City yesterday found to be in possession of a Beretta pistol loaded with dumdum bullets, and a revolving shotgun, in the latest of a series of raids that has seen 56 firearms confiscated, and dozens of people arrested.

Police officers from Taoyuan City’s Pingzhen Branch had long been attempting to track a 50-year-old man named Zheng, who was suspected of being part of a gun trading syndicate. Zheng was of no fixed abode and constantly on the move. Yesterday, November 28, police were informed that Zheng was staying at a motel in Xitun District, Taichung City.

A police team swooped on the motel and broke down the door to Zheng’s room, immediately restraining him before he could reach for a weapon.

In Zheng’s bag, police found a Beretta pistol loaded with expanding (dumdum) bullets, and a revolving shotgun with 10 shotgun shells.    [FULL  STORY]

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