Newspaper article China Post

New Taipei City Celestial Way Gang Busted, CIB Announces

Newspaper article China Post

New Taipei City Celestial Way Gang Busted, CIB Announces

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Ten members of a gang that was allegedly involved in a series of illicit activities including coercion and violent debt collecting were recently arrested in New Taipei City, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, [...]) has announced.

The 10 suspects arrested at New Taipei's Xindian and Yingge districts during separate raids on March 23 were alleged members of Tiandaomeng gang's ([...]), the CIB said in a released statement.

Tiandaomeng or "Celestial Way" is one of the oldest gangs in Taiwan.

Among the arrested include a chief suspect surnamed Liu ([...]). The CIB said Liu's gang has been operating in New Taipei for nearly a year.

Liu allegedly controlled his gang members with narcotics and guns.

The gang also frequently demanding protection fees from local construction companies. …

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