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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

CRIME

Rapist gets 2,350 years

A man in Yunlin County received multiple sentences totaling 2,350 years for molesting or raping his three daughters 306 times within six years, beginning in 2008. However, the 56-year-old father will only have to serve 30 years in jail, the maximum term of imprisonment allowed under the Criminal Code. The verdict can be appealed. According to the verdict issued by the Yunlin District Court, the man began to molest his eldest daughter when she was nine years old and began to rape her when she was 11. His two other daughters fell victim to his sexual abuse after his wife died in 2012, the verdict said. The case only came to light two years ago after his second daughter told one of her teachers about the situation.

TRAVEL

¥14.58m in cash seized

Customs officers on Friday confiscated ¥14.58 million (US$133,252) from five foreign nationals at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after finding ¥20 million in undeclared cash in their luggage, airport police said. A Chinese man, surnamed Lin (林), 45, and two Japanese women, aged 52 and 59, were found to have hidden ¥6 million, ¥4 million and ¥6 million respectively in their carry-on luggage when going through security checks at Terminal One. Police then found two other Japanese men traveling with them, and an additional ¥4 million in one of the two men’s luggage. Lin said the group planned to carry the money to Okinawa, where they wanted to purchase land. Police returned US$10,000 — the maximum amount of undeclared foreign currency allowed to be taken out of the country — to each of the five and confiscated the rest. Passengers and transport service personnel are required to declare foreign currency of more than US$10,000 or risk confiscation.

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