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Philippine police prepare charges against Taiwanese fisherman

Philippine police said Saturday there was strong evidence to charge a Taiwanese fisherman detained after he strayed into the archipelago's waters -- an incident that is threatening reviving relations between the neighbours. Government prosecutors are preparing poaching charges against Tsai Po who was held on Tuesday near the Philippines' Batan Islands, close to the maritime border with Taiwan, police officer Victor de Sagon said. Police allege that Tsai, 54, intentionally entered Philippine waters and then tried to flee when a maritime fishing patrol approached him.
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