Large-scale investigation launched into procurement scandal


More than 200 investigators led by 19 prosecutors have launched large-scale separate raids at locations across Taiwan as part of an ongoing probe of an alleged procurement scandal.

It’s believed contractors used Chinese-made spare parts when building eight-wheeled armoured vehicles, despite promising to use better-quality parts as stipulated by the contract.

The $4.8 billion deal for the manufacture of the vehicles was won by Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery.

Prosecutors searched the Procurement Office of the Defense Ministry and also Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery’s Taoyuan headquarters. Military personnel and civilians who are believed to be familiar with the project were questioned.

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