The Judicial System of Taiwan and Thailand teams up to deliver success! The MJIB, Criminal Investigation Bureau, and Thailand's law enforcement agencies worked together to arrest and escort criminal fugitive Qin Xiang-yu (Chin Hsiang-Yu) from Bangkok to the Taiwan Taipei District Prosecutors Office in the afternoon on September 17, 2020.
The Judicial System of Taiwan and the Philippine teams up to deliver success! In collaboration with the Bureau of Immigration Philippines (BID), MJIB escorted criminal fugitive Du Kai-ling from Manila, the Philippines to Taiwan at noon on April 30.
In collaboration with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) escorted criminal fugitives Yang Wen-hu and Wang Yin-zhi from Los Angeles, U.S. to the Taiwan Taipei District Prosecutors Office, Taiwan in January and March this year (2020) respectively.
At the beginning of October (2019), the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office received information on the allegations that Taiwanese drug traffickers were transporting large amounts of heroin stashed in containers from Vietnam. Under the co-command of Anti-Drugs Department Chief Prosecutor Li Wan-Ling, and Prosecutor Wang Chao-Hung, the Southern Mobile Team of the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) and Coast Patrol Corps 5 of Fleet Branch (hereinafter referred to as "Coast Patrol Corps 5") jointly conducted investigations along with the task force consisting of Kaohsiung City Police Department Lingya Precinct and the Kaohsiung Precinct, Aviation Police Bureau. On October 16, 56 heroin bricks (with a gross weight of 21kg) were seized at Wharf No. 70, Port of Kaohsiung. Two suspects surnamed Yang were arrested with a warrant. After the investigation, it was discovered that a large number of drugs were on its way to Taiwan from Vietnam. The drugs were traced back to their source. The International Operations Division of the MJIB notified the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department of the Vietnam Customs. On October 21, 446 heroin bricks (gross weight of 169kg) were seized in Ho Chi Minh City. The gross weight of heroin seized within and outside the borders of Taiwan was 190kg, which could be consumed by 19 million people, making this the largest heroin case seized through cooperation between Taiwan and Vietnam.
The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) received a report of a fraud server established by a telephone scam ring led by a man surnamed Huang in Taoyuan City.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) is hosting 2019 Taiwan Western Asia Forum on Regional Security and Transnational Crime on November 12 to 13 in Taipei, Taiwan.
To investigate voter bribery, spreading of fake news, and other cases that affect the fairness of elections, the Investigation Bureau has established and deployed the "Two-in-One Election Investigation Program" and "Team for Processing Fake News that Impact National Security and Elections" and it established the "Fake news Prevention and Control Center" on August 8, 2019 to rapidly increase the capacity for investigating fake news, conduct active investigations to effectively deter the spread of fake news and prevent them from severely affecting the fairness of elections.
The trade war between the United States and China has led to the return of many Taiwanese businesses and the domestic investment environment is being reviewed once again. The stability of power supply and absence of power outages are primary concerns for Taiwanese businesses who seek to return and invest in Taiwan and they are major policies of the government.
In October 2018, the Investigation Bureau investigated two false messages that were intended to jeopardize the “nine-in-one” election. Former Deputy Chief Liu of the Kaohsiung Police Bureau Sanmin Second Precinct was involved in posting forged sanction letters with Tsai Ing-Wen’s name to specific chat group on Line with the intent to influence voters. Another man surnamed Zhu was involved in posting images on the “Han Kuo-yu fan group” on Facebook that threatened 7 legislators, including Hsu Chia-ching, Deputy Secretary-General of DPP, and Chao Tien-lin. These two cases were transferred to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office for reference and processing.
In December, 2018, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) actively reported the attack on its T-Express mobile ticketing system by a hacker to the Taipei City Field Division of MJIB. The hacker purchased one ticket from Nangang to Taipei at the fare of NT$40 and immediately canceled the ticket. When applying for refund, the hacker tampered with the parameter of the system's refund amount column, changing it to NT$200,000, all in order to deceive the system into carrying out the transaction. Fortunately, the back-end accounting system of THSRC identified the anomaly and promptly suspended the refund.