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Taiwan - October 2022

Crackdown on organized crime linked to vote-buying

Taiwanese law enforcement agencies arrested over 250 suspected gang members on 21 October to deter organized crime-led violence explicitly linked to vote-buying ahead of the 26 November local elections. Over 50 illegal firearms were confiscated, with at least 45 major criminal figures identified among the suspects.  The arrests mark the fourth major joint campaign by law enforcement to crack down on organized crime over the past several years, with many of those arrested strongly linked to pro-China political and economic positions. 

Sources: Taipei Times 

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