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Taiwanese shot dead in Indonesia on suspicion of drug dealing

2017/03/05 22:36:26

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Taipei, March 5 (CNA) A Taiwanese man suspected of drug dealing in Indonesia was shot dead by local authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Sunday.

The man, known by his last name as Kao, was shot dead by the Indonesian police after trying to resist arrest. Another accomplice surnamed Liu, who was also seen on the scene of the crime, was arrested on suspicion of drug dealing.

The foreign ministry confirmed the incident after receiving sources of the information from Taiwan's representative office in Indonesia.

As of press time, further details about the death and arrest of the Taiwanese have yet established.

The ministry said it respects the ongoing investigation carried out by Indonesian authorities, and that further information will be disclosed after its completion.

(By Ku Chuan and Ko Lin)