City Digest

32 arrested in raid on triad-run gambling den

Thursday, 19 May, 2011, 12:00am

Police warn as six held after triad gangs clash

Police have sought to deliver a stern warning to troublemakers after a clash between two triad gangs over a disputed debt left five suspected gang members injured.

Officers raided a number of entertainment venues at the weekend including nightclubs, pubs and brothels allegedly controlled by the gangs - the Wo Shing Wo and 14K - in Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Four arrested, weapons seized in raid on club

Organised crime and triad bureau officers arrested four men and seized a stock of weapons and the designer drug Ice when they raided a nightclub in Champagne Court on Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, last night. The seizure included a 7.62mm mainland-made pistol with five rounds of ammunition, two machetes and a beef knife. The four club workers were believed to be from the 14K triad.

31 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Tourists turned off by HK$20 fee for Peak Tower observation deck ... they feel they got ripped off enough at the other attractions and souvenir shops

2 'Insulting' pay deters legal aid solicitors ... and they wouldn't mind us giving all those insulting lawyer jokes a rest, too

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

G.O.D.'s free-wheeling message hits the streets

The upmarket lifestyle retailer G.O.D. showed yesterday it planned to live up to its vows against self-censorship, a day after police dropped charges against it for selling T-shirts and postcards with the Chinese characters for '14K', the name of a major triad society.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hollywood East

'Anyone who is in possession or control of any symbol relating to any triad society is breaking the law.'

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Bail extended for store workers

Eighteen people from the lifestyle chain G.O.D., including founder Douglas Young, had their bail extended when they reported to police yesterday. The 18 people were arrested on November 1 for selling T-shirts and postcards printed with the Chinese characters for '14K' - the name of a triad society.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Triad T-shirts hot fashion item after crackdown

The G.O.D. triad T-shirts have become collectors items since Thursday's raids. Although there was no trace of them in the stores yesterday, G.O.D. owner Douglas Young said staff had received many e-mails from customers wanting to get their hands on one.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Time to consider scope of triad law after raid

The arrest of people from a well-known lifestyle chain, for selling T-shirts bearing the name of a triad society, raises important questions about the relationship between freedom of speech and efforts to combat crime.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Police stuck with captive audience

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Weapons cache found at housing estate

A cache of weapons and a fake bomb manufacturing operation were uncovered by police at a densely populated public housing estate in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday.

A 31-year-old man was arrested after officers from Kowloon West Regional Intelligence Unit raided a flat in Wo Ping House at Lei Cheng Uk Estate at about 3.30pm.

23 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Raid yields suspected mini-arsenal of 14K triad

A semi-automatic pistol, loaded with four rounds of ammunition, 15 knives and an extendable baton were yesterday seized in a Mongkok shop that police said was being used by a triad gang to store a mini-arsenal.

The cache of weapons, believed to have been stored by the 14K triad gang, was understood to be intended for gang fights and showdowns against rival groups.

15 Aug 2003 - 12:00am


A group of 14K triad members were being sought by police after a hut used as to manufacture machetes was discovered in Yuen Long. A man, 36, was arrested at the hut in Tai Kei Leng Village, where 15 machetes, tools and two metal sheets that could make a further 60 machetes were seized. The man was charged with possessing offensive weapons.

5 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

22 in court accused of acting as triad members

Twenty-two men aged between 15 and 25 appeared in Tuen Mun Court accused of acting as members of the 14K triad society. Eleven of them face an additional joint charge of wounding with intent. No pleas were entered.

Magistrate Stephen Smout adjourned the wounding case to June 10 for mention and the triad case to July 3.

4 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Drinkers attacked in bar raid

About 20 men armed with knives, wooden clubs and water pipes attacked customers in a Yuen Long karaoke bar early yesterday.

The gang raided the bar in Sai Ching Street at about 12.30am when more than 20 people, including women, were drinking.

Police believe 14K triad members who were in the bar at the time fled through a rear exit.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am