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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Triads - Overview

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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 February 12, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

Profile: Macau Triad boss Tong Sang Lai

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…

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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

Triad gangster accused of running gambling empire

By David Amoruso

50-year-old Wei Seng Phua was known as a high roller around the world. The Malaysian played poker at the highest stakes and was known for his huge bankroll which was labeled as “a bottomless pile.” According to his own testimony he is worth between $300 and $400 million dollars. According to authorities he is worth much more. And, worse,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2014 at 8:44am — 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

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

Chinatown Gangs in Boston Busted

By David Amoruso



While the media is still focused on the arrest of Irish crime boss turned informant turned fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, one tends to forget there are a lot of other criminal groups still operating in Boston. A recent bust puts the spotlight on the city’s… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Asian Youth Gangs and the Tongs

Photo: New York City's Chinatown

The people pictured in this photo are in no way connected to criminal activity



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 25, 2009

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Anyone familiar with organized crime knows about the Chinese Triads.… Continue

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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 to the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

Triad Boss: Chung Mon



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 16, 2008

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Chung "Unicorn" Mon was born on September 10, 1920 in Po On in the Guangdong province of China. When he was 18 he started working as a ship's cook on a freighter on its way to Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After arriving in The Netherlands Mon deserted and vanished into the small Chinese community. He stayed there… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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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