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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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
If you love martial arts and gangsters then you will love Wu Assassins. The new Netflix series premiers today and introduces viewers to the underworld of San Francisco’s…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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Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles…Continue
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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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Five members of the San Francisco Tong organization led by convicted crime boss Raymond Chow pleaded guilty to reduced charges yesterday. Gary Kwong Yiu Chen, Anthony John Lai, and Xiu Ying…Continue
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San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was sentenced to two life terms in prison for racketeering and murder on Thursday. The 56-year-old gangster plans to appeal the sentence,…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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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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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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It was 1989 and Asian street gangs in New York were battling for control of Chinatown rackets. As higher-ups stayed in the shadows, teenagers roamed the streets and violently fought to the bitter end…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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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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Raymond Chow’s life story is one tailor-made for the cinema. It’s a rags to riches tale containing violence, murder, betrayal, political corruption, and secretive Chinese criminal brotherhoods in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It’s the story of a gangster who ratted on his Triad boss only to go on and become the leader of the underworld…Continue
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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…Continue
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Gangsters Inc. will keep you up to date on the latest news about the Mafia and organized crime from around the globe. Our website features a mixture of news articles, background stories, long reads, profiles, videos, and photos to show you what’s happening in the seedy underworld.
However, if you want the latest news as soon as possible then nothing beats social…Continue
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By David Amoruso
No matter how hard Tong Sang Lai (photo above) ran, his past eventually caught up with him. As a leader of the Shui Fong Triad in Macau he fled to North America after a violent war over the island’s gambling riches drew too much heat. Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada upheld a ruling that he was a Triad boss and therefore…Continue
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