The growing threat of gangs in Asia is partly due to their booming economies that attract criminals with the prospects of taking a cut of the wealth. Globalization is further helping these gangs to spread their activitiesmaking it easier to smuggle everything from weapons and drugs to people and exotic animals across borders. Money laundering, counterfeiting and document forgery are even easier when a group has a presence in multiple countries.
A total of four men, all Korean, have been arrested over a period of several days, for their involvement in an alleged hate crime that took place at a Korean restaurant in Rowland Heights. Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say that a year-old Chinese American man was the victim of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon following a violent confrontation outside the eatery on February 6th. The victim was waiting for a take-out order when he was approached by one of seven adult males dining at a table.
The territory held its second international tattoo convention on Friday, hoping to pin Hong Kong onto the global tattoo-map and aiming at changing the perception of tattoos in a city where inked skin is still strongly associated with triads and criminals Reuters On June 23, Malaysian businessman Wei Seng Phua, aka Paul Phua, landed his G jet in Las Vegas. He was likely tired, as one would be after a long flight from Macau — where he had been arrested and held in police custody. Unfortunately for Phua, an alleged high-ranking member of China's brutal mafia, the 14K Triad, his troubles had only begun.
This Mafia network is comprised of hundreds of former co-founders, managers, or executives of giants such Google, Facebook, Paypal or other Silicon Valley darlings. They go on to found new companies and ventures, to cooperate and to help each other out formally or informally. This network has resulted in the creation of hundreds of reputable companies, dozens of billionaires and thousands of millionaires.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Thirty-three people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia, police say. The early morning raids targeted a group accused of controlling the transport across Europe of products made in China and by Chinese in Italy.
The Hong Kong triad is distinct from mainland Chinese criminal organizations. In ancient China, the triad was one of three major secret societies. Two features which distinguish a black society from a dark force are the ability to achieve illegal control over local markets, and receiving police protection. The generic use of the word "triads" for all Chinese criminal organizations is imprecise; triad groups are geographically, ethnically, culturally and structurally unique.
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ROME — Police officers in Italy swooped down on a Chinese mafia organization on Thursday, arresting 33 people on suspicion of running a criminal enterprise that dominated the transport of Chinese products in Europe, financed with money from prostitution, gambling and drugs. The mass arrests captivated attention in Italy, where the term mafia originated, and provided a glimpse into the extensive economic tentacles of Chinese gangsters in Europe. Nannucci said in a telephone interview.