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Deserting female officer put on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei
Central News Agency
2014-01-19 11:22 AM
Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) A female intelligence officer who deserted her post in Taiwan and went into hiding in the United Kingdom, left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday morning on a plane for Taipei on the last leg of her repatriation to Taiwan, according to local law enforcement officials. The plane is set to arrive at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport at 2 p.m., said officials, who spoke on conditions of anonymity. Yeh, a lieutenant at the Military Intelligence Bureau, was put on a plane in London by British authorities Saturday for repatriation to Taiwan and was guarded by British officials throughout the flight to Taiwan. The plane stopped in Kuala Lumpur for refueling Sunday morning before continuing to Taipei. Yeh will be handed over to Taiwan authorities by her British guards after arriving at Taoyuan. Yeh, 33, who is wanted in Taipei as a military deserter, left her post at the Military Intelligence Bureau without leave in June, 2012. If convicted, she could be jailed for up to five years, according to the Ministry of Defense. (By Tang Pei-chun and Maubo Chang)
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