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Hong Kong Triad boss arrested in US$129 million fraud case

By David Amoruso

Triad leader Kwok Wing-hung has been arrested at Hong Kong airport Thursday after arriving from Thailand. He is charged with conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation, conspiracy to wound with intent, and conspiracy to blackmail.

Police believe the 58-year-old crime boss had conspired with a retired Hong Kong senior…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2016 at 6:11am — No Comments

Thousands arrested and millions of dollars seized as INTERPOL busts Asia’s illegal gambling rings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Talk about foul play. Two separate operations against illegal gambling led by INTERPOL resulted in the arrest of over 4,100 people the seizure of $13.6 million dollars during the Euro 2016 football tournament this summer.

Operation SOGA VI (short for soccer…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

The Golden Triangle: How Triads cornered the heroin market

By David Amoruso

Whether it’s human beings, counterfeit products or drugs, Triads are experts in smuggling the goods from point A to point B. During the 1950s and 1960s, they became masters at flooding Europe and North America with heroin.

With a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 7:08am — No Comments

Bloody knife attacks as Triad gangs go to war in Hong Kong

By David Amoruso

It was a typical Wednesday at the Yau Yim Kee fruit store on Hong Kong’s Shek Lung Street. For over a century the store has been a staple for shoppers and passersby. Yesterday was no different. It was business as usual until the door opened and violence poured in.

Four men wearing surgical masks and gloves entered the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The deadly battle for control over New York’s Chinatown

By David Amoruso

New York City is a booming business for those who rule over it. For over a century, the Italian American Mafia’s five families of La Cosa Nostra ruled its boroughs with an iron fist. Yet, by the 1990s, the mob’s power had dwindled giving other groups a chance at their own piece of this lucrative pie.

New York's Chinatown has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 5:33am — No Comments

Profile: Shanghai Triad boss Du Yueh-sheng

By David Amoruso

Du Yueh-sheng was one of the most important crime bosses in Shanghai during the 1900s. A man who came up as a tough street kid known for violence and eventually wound up running a string of opium dens throughout the Chinese city.

For obvious reasons, he was given the nickname “Big-eared Du.” Born at the end of the 1880s, Du quickly made…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, other allegations

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gambling czar and poker phenomena Paul Phua has given an exclusive interview to PokerNews which he denies being a leading figure in the 14K Triad and dismisses accusations that he is a match fixer and the world’s biggest bookmaker.

It was a big shock for the successful Phua when within several days he found himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Triads continue to dominate VIP rooms in Macau casinos

By David Amoruso

Just when you thought they were out… It turns out the Triads – the Chinese Mafia – continue to control gambling and loansharking in casinos in Macau, Asia’s gambling mecca. According to a report published in the British Journal of Criminology, Triad gangs have simply altered their way of doing business, becoming more low-key and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 11:12am — No Comments

Directors of Chinese bank arrested in Spain in money laundering probe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.

This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year against…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:17am — No Comments

San Francisco Triad boss Chow guilty on all charges

By David Amoruso

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the 56-year-old crime boss who ruled San Francisco’s Chinatown, was found guilty of murder, racketeering, and conspiracy to murder yesterday. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on March 23. Chow was among 29 people, including a former California state senator, busted in an undercover…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Triads - Overview

HISTORY



The Chinese Triads find their origin centuries ago. At least since the Tang dynasty (617-907) China has had secret societies. Several Triads identify themselves with the White Lotus Society. The White Lotus Society expelled the Mongolian occupation force…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chinese network of people smugglers dismantled in Spain

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Spanish National Police arrested 89 people in a coordinated operation targeting a Chinese organized crime group specialized in smuggling people into Spain, as a transit country on the way to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and the United States by using forged identity documents or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

Operation Cyber Juice: DEA busts home labs, gyms, local distributors

By David Amoruso

A nationwide sweep of raids and arrests targeting every level of the global underground trade of anabolic steroids took place today, DEA officials announced. Operation Cyber Juice was comprised of over 30 different U.S. investigations in 20 states and resulted in the arrest of over 90 individuals, the seizure of 16…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Asian gangster death stare stops tailgating car

By David Amoruso

You know the feeling you get when some punk cuts you off in traffic. That anger called road rage can call out many inner demons. Curse words are shouted, middle fingers are raised, some of you might even get out of the car and get up close and personal with some combos straight out of the boxing ring.

Then there are those…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Hong Kong Triads and 'their' lucrative movie industry

By David Amoruso

Michael Bay has run into some problems while filming Transformers 4 on location in Hong Kong. He’s been the victim of two separate extortion attempts in as many weeks. One attempt even featured a member of a Triad. The Triads, the Chinese version of the Mafia, have a notorious and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Chinese gangster loses phone, we invade his privacy

By David Amoruso

It’s never fun when you lose your cell phone. No one can reach you, you can’t reach anyone. Worse: All your dick pics and various other shameful photos and data are lying around somewhere waiting for some stranger to take a peek at them. Imagine if you were a gangster living the high life, spending bricks of cash, driving expensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Mama San: Godmother of the Chinese Underworld

Special to Gangsters Inc.

This is an excerpt from the new book, Queenpins: Notorious Women Gangsters from the Modern Era

The book is published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com) and is available from the web site, Amazon.com and other publishing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Triad Boss: Peter Chong



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 18, 2009

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Peter Chong was one of the most powerful Triad bosses in the United States. His word was law on the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. But after trying to merge all the Chinese crime gangs in the United States into one large crime group with him as leader, things came crashing down.



Chong came…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Triad Boss: Wan Kuok-Koi a.k.a. "Broken Tooth"



By David Amoruso

Posted February 5, 2007 (updated in December 2012)

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Until December 1999, Macau was under Portugese rule. During that time gambling was legalized, making it a casino state in Asia. It became known as the "Monte Carlo of the Orient". The gambling industry yields big profits and so there are loopholes for loan sharking,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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