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Taiwan seeks to bring back missing agent from UK

Published on Dec 19, 2013 3:37 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan plans to bring home from Britain a young military intelligence officer after she failed to return to the island last year, officials and media said on Thursday.

Yeh Mei, a lieutenant with Taiwan's Military Intelligence Agency, took an overseas sightseeing trip in June last year but for unknown reasons did not return for duty. Since then she has been placed on a wanted list by a local court.

Yeh was detained by the UK Border Agency last week for overstaying her visa and her attempt to extend it was rejected, the state Central News Agency said, adding that she has been sent to an immigration removal centre.

"We'r working together with the foreign ministry to escort her back to Taiwan," defence ministry spokesman David Lo said.

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