PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 November, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 November, 2002, 12:00am

September: A dispute between two triad gangs over control of a new nightclub in Wan Chai sparks two cases of criminal damage. A seven-seater van is reversed into the shutter of Today's Tonnochy Nightclub, while a Lexus owned by a member of the club management is torched 15 minutes later.

August: More than 100 members of rival triad gangs 14K and Sun Yee On gather near the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry concourse, where they were apparently planning a showdown over a dispute about the profits from a casino operating on a gambling ship.

March: Police arrest 54 suspected members of the Sun Yee On and the 14K as they hold talks at a Yau Ma Tei disco. The two rival gangs gathered in an attempt to settle a dispute.