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 from China and installed Buddhist monk Hung Wu as the first…
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Since Italy and Europe are becoming more diverse, the Italian organized crime groups no longer have a monopoly on crime in Italy. Not only are ethnic…Continue
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The world is a big place. While everyone was focusing on the narco kingpins in the Americas, a powerful Triad boss was operating in the shadows, organizing the Asian drug trade under his rule,…Continue
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Men like him are the lubricant of the underworld. 43-year-old Feng Xu pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a network of properties used by organized crime groups for…Continue
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Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…Continue
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The Chinese Mafia - better known as the Triads - has a complicated history seeped in political conflict that occurred centuries ago, when emperors and dynasties ruled China and monks used kung fu to rise up against their oppressors.
During its long and rich history China has seen a lot of bloodshed. Centuries ago Chinese…Continue
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It was a family business. Father and son Guanghua and Fujing Zheng operated a drug ring that manufactured and shipped a large variety of chemical narcotics, including fentanyl, to at least 25 countries and 37 states. An indictment released on Wednesday also alleges the drugs sold by the…Continue
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The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.
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Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. It’s also one of the dirtiest, with misery accompanying the victims as they sell their bodies for cash. This leaves authorities with a problem: How to deal with the business and its criminal ties? Solutions abound, but organized crime remains close by.
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The leader and 66 members of a crime syndicate in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui were sentenced to time in prison on Sunday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. The group was involved in…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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