17 New Taipei City police face allegations of bribery
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Prosecutors and investigation agents yesterday raided the New Taipei Criminal Investigation Bureau and other local police offices in their probe of a massive bribery scandal involving 17 police officers, according to police sources.
December 28, 2012, 12:09 am TWN
The sources said that 15 active police officers and two retired ones allegedly took bribes from operators of underground gambling houses to cover up for them.
Prosecutors launched the raid after they were tipped off that some retired and active police officers maintained close contacts with underground gambling houses in various districts in New Taipei City.
The New Taipei Police Department said that one of the officers involved is now serving at the department. The other active police officers involved in the scandal serve at the New Taipei Criminal Investigation Bureau, and such local police precincts as in Tucheng, Xichih, Jinshan and Haishan.