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Senior military officer probed for alleged national security violation

ROC Central News Agency

2017/05/09 20:40:50

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) A high-ranking military officer is being questioned by prosecutors for alleged breach of national security.

Investigation Bureau agents traveled to Pingtung County in southern Taiwan on Tuesday to search the residence of Maj. Gen. Hsieh Chia-kang (謝嘉康), a former head of Air Defense Missile Command and currently deputy head of Matsu Defense Command.

Hsieh was later taken to Kaohsiung for questioning and turned over to the Ciaotou District Prosecutors Office for further investigation.

The prosecutors declined to comment on the case as it is still being investigated.

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said China's intelligence unit is suspected of using Hsieh to spy on military intelligence and develop a spy network.

Media reports have said that Hsieh allegedly traveled several times to third countries, where he got in contact with unidentified Chinese people. An anti-espionage unit in the MND began to suspect Hsieh and kept an eye on him.

The investigation continues.

(By Chen Chi-fon, Lu Hsin-hui and Lilian Wu)

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