128 gang members caught in CIB's second wave of criminal crackdowns
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday announced that 128 suspects from 18 gangs were swept up by police in the bureau's second wave of a national crime sting.
August 16, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
The CIB said that this is the fifth crime sweep so far this year and policy agencies in Greater Taipei area, Taoyuan County, Hualian County, and Changhua County arrested many gangs that have committed various crimes.
According to the CIB, Niu-pu Bang, a notorious gang entrenched in Taipei's Zhongshan District, allegedly defrauded money from street vendors and used violence to threaten victims in submission.
The CIB said that New Taipei City police uncovered a member of Bamboo Union Gang who established a violent loan-sharking network.
Hualian County police also arrested a member of the Heaven League, according to the CIB, who operated an illegal casino and assigned gang members to attack a victim with knives and baseball bats, which almost took the victim's life.
The CIB said that Taoyuan County police also arrested members a gang who enlisted local students to commit several crimes on school campuses, including drug dealing, theft, and bullying.