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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

Green Dragons gangster has life sentence reduced

By Gangsters Inc. Editors (cover photo courtesy of Gorilla Convict)

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 9, 2016 at 3:00pm — 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

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

The Rat who became King: Triad boss Raymond Chow

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 6:00am — 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

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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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 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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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2015 at 8:54am — 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

Triad gangster accused of running gambling empire

By David Amoruso

UPDATE: Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, also denies other allegations

50-year-old Wei Seng Phua was known as a high roller around the world. The Malaysian played poker at the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 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

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

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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: 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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