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Taiwan train scare suspects extradited from China

Published on Apr 16, 2013 6:02 PM
 
Two Taiwanese men, Hu (second from left) and Chu (second from right), suspected of planting suitcases loaded with petrol on a high-speed train and in a politician's office in Taiwan were extradited from China on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, police said. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - Two Taiwanese men suspected of planting suitcases loaded with petrol on a high-speed train and in a politician's office in Taiwan were extradited from China on Tuesday, police said.

The men, identified by their family names Hu and Chu, fled to Macau on the same flight after the incidents on Friday and were nabbed in the south-eastern Chinese city of Zhuhai early on Sunday, said Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau.

"We are treating this as a major criminal case. We have not solved the case yet and we will continue our investigation to meet the demands ... to solve it soon," police chief Wang Cho-chiun told a press conference.

He also thanked Chinese police for the speedy arrests and extradition of the pair, calling it a successful example of joint crime-fighting following an agreement the two sides signed in 2009.

 
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