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Britain deports Taiwanese intelligence agent: Government

Published on Jan 19, 2014 8:48 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - A young Taiwanese military intelligence officer who had been on the country's "wanted" list after failing to return from an overseas trip has been deported by the British authorities, the government said.

Ms Yeh Mei, a lieutenant with Taiwan's Military Intelligence Agency, was deported on Saturday for overstaying her visa and escorted to Taiwan by British personnel, the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"Upon arrival, Yeh was taken to Taichung by officials from the prosecutors' office there," it said in a statement, referring to the city in central Taiwan where she had served her duty before taking an overseas sightseeing trip and going absent without leave in June 2012.

The ministry did not provide further details, but an investigation bureau officer familiar with the legal process told AFP that she expected Ms Yeh to be placed in custody for questioning.

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