Fugitives sought for attempted homicide extradited
By Katherine Wei, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday extradited two fugitives wanted for attempted homicide from Xiamen with the assistance of Chinese police forces.
August 28, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
The two men, surnamed Pan and Lee, had been on the run after allegedly shooting a man near Hsinchu Science Park on March 6, causing serious injuries. The CIB launched an investigation with the Hsinchu police and discovered that the two criminals had stolen a car in order to trail the victim before shooting him. After Pan and Lee parked the car near the victim's usual route to work, they drove up to block his way and shot at him several times, the CIB said.
The two fled to China the day after the shooting, but were discovered by the Chinese police after the CIB enlisted their help, and escorted the two back to Taiwan five months after their escape.
According to the cross-strait agreement on mutual legal assistance signed in 2009, both sides may ask for its counterpart's aid in hunting fugitives that escape to the other side, and have succeeded in capturing over 200 fugitives in the past four years, said the CIB.