CIB brings back fugitive captured in Vietnam

Thursday, June 3, 2010
The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) brought back a fugitive wanted for manslaughter, alleged fraud and forgery from Vietnam yesterday afternoon, a CIB press release stated.

Upon arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the criminal, surnamed Lin, was handed over to Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office to serve his sentence of 22 months imprisonment for manslaughter.

Lin, 38, inadvertently killed an elderly pedestrian who he bumped his car into when he was driving drunk in Tainan City in 2000.

In April 2001, Lin was suspected of swindling NT$3.6 million from a victim, surnamed Chiang, with fabricated documents to convince the person to make investments.

Lin then left the island for Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, to avoid legal liability in November on the same year.

Being with a Vietnamese woman in the southeastern Asian country, Lin made his living by running a labor agency before he transferred to operate a trading company to import dye additives from the U.S.

The CIB started tracking Lin down after receiving information about his presence in Vietnam in mid May.

To prevent Lin from running away again, the CIB collaborated with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hanoi to arrest the fugitive as he went to the office to renew his current passport which is set to expire within six months.

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