A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan’s presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines. Photo: EPA-EFE A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan’s presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines. Photo: EPA-EFE
A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan’s presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan’s China Airlines to be investigated over cigarette smuggling scam on presidential flights

  • Airline found to have sold huge amounts of cigarettes to bodyguards accompanying island’s president on state visits overseas
  • Tsai Ing-wen says she finds situation ‘unacceptable’, orders all units to cooperate with judicial inquiry

Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020
A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan’s presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines. Photo: EPA-EFE A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan’s presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines. Photo: EPA-EFE
A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan’s presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines. Photo: EPA-EFE
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