Card Skimmer Found at Taiwan Post; Man Disguises Drugs as Instant Noodles

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Keelung police announced today that a 24-year-old man has been arrested in Taichung in connection with installing a card skimming device on an ATM at the Ren’er Rd. Taiwan Post Office, CNA reported. Police are seeking an accomplice.

At 8 pm on December 23, post office staff received a report that a device was found on an ATM by people trying to withdraw money. Police were then called to investigate the skimming device. However, there were no reports of any money missing from people’s accounts.

The Keelung Post Office has a 24-hour hotline for people to report any suspicious ATMs. People should call 0800-700365.

In Taipei, a 27-year-old man was arrested with amphetamines hidden inside packages of Prince instant noodles (小王子麵), according CNA.

The Songshan District police department found the drugs after they searched the suspect as he was out walking. Police were suspicious of his behavior and decided to search his belongings. The man claimed that the noodle packets were easier to conceal from authorities than coffee or tea bags.

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