Smuggling Scandal, Up in Smoke!

  • 26 July, 2019
  • Natalie Tso

Caught! National security officers brought US$200,000 worth of cigarettes back to Taiwan on Monday along with President Tsai’s delegation. The agents used special government privileges to bypass customs. 


In Taiwan Insider, Natalie Tso and Andrew Ryan tell you more about one of the men at the heart of the scandal: Wu Tsung-hsien (no, not the entertainer Jacky Wu). Also, learn what agencies and officials have been implicated in the scandal.



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