A Chinese woman suspected of residing in Taiwan to avoid prosecution at home over alleged illegal business operations has been repatriated by domestic law enforcement authorities, the National Immigration Agency said yesterday.
The woman — in her 40s — was sent to China on Dec. 31 last year under the terms of a cross-strait judicial assistance accord signed in June 2009, the agency said.
Chinese authorities sought help from the agency in November last year in finding the suspect, surnamed Xue (薛). After more than a month of inquiries, local authorities found the suspect in Hualien and arrested her.
Agency officers said Xue was allegedly involved in illegal cross-border marriage brokerage in China. In March 2012, Chinese authorities issued a detention warrant for her, but found that she had left for Taiwan in January 2010, the officers said.
After arriving in Taiwan, Xue married a Taiwanese man who she later divorced, after he was jailed for a drug-related conviction.
Xue allegedly then attempted to enter a marriage of convenience with another Taiwanese man, but their effort was discovered by agency officers, officials said.
Eight suspects, including Xue, were charged with forgery and violating the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (台灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例).
In May 2013, the Taiwan High Court sentenced Xue to six months in prison, commutable to a fine of NT$1,000 per day.
Domestic authorities put her on the wanted list in September that year after she jumped bail.
During her four years in Taiwan, Xue said she relied on her ex-husband and boyfriends for living expenses, and would sometimes do odd jobs to earn money, agency officers said.
After Xue’s arrest, she was fined NT$180,000 and handed over to Chinese authorities at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) to be repatriated, the agency said.
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