Taiwan police motorcycle turns up in Iraq photo

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-06
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Changhua County police was reportedly upset Friday when one of its 6752733motorcycles turned up in a picture taken in a part of Iraq recently recaptured from terror group ISIS.

In a picture reportedly taken by The Associated Press in the Iraqi town of Ramadi, two men are seen riding a white motorcycle between the ruins. If one zooms in on the front of the vehicle, the Chinese characters for “Changhua County Police patrol motorcycle” reportedly become visible.

The police in the Central Taiwanese region said Friday that the motorcycle in question had been listed as scrapped. In future, such inscriptions will be covered or rubbed out, police said, while in the meantime a probe would be opened into the person responsible for the case.

The Changhua police began using 483 of the motorcycles in the picture in 2003, but many of them were taken out of service around 2014, with 358 being auctioned off. The remaining 125 were still being used around the county, police said.     [FULL  STORY]

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