A total of 11 CIB officers escorted 26 suspects via Turkey
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A total of 92 Taiwanese nationals were detained in the Balkan state after an international investigation into organized crime and people smuggling, CNA reported. The plan was to bring back the suspects in five batches.
On March 13, a group of eight traveled home to Taiwan, followed by 18 more on March 15. On their way back, both groups spent about an hour at a Turkish airport in transit. Taiwanese tourists who visited Turkey have been mentioned in the list of 100 Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed on the island so far.
During their trip, the CIB officers and the suspects wore face masks, special protective eyeglasses, and gloves, while the airline gave them seats in the rear of the plane away from other passengers. [FULL STORY]