14k Triad

Lurid testimony undermines triad chief's battle to stay in Canada

The funeral of 14K triad Shek Wing-cheong on Taipa Island in 1997. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Triad leader Lai Tong Sang faces an uphill battle to retain Canadian residency after three days of incriminating testimony at an immigration hearing this week. It included claims that he ordered the murder of arch-rival "Broken Tooth" Wan Kuok-koi and a top lieutenant.

Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 2:45am

Macau triad kingpin faces expulsion from Canada after wiretap exposé

Lai Tong Sang

Now the Canadian government wants to expel the onetime head of the Wo On Lok triad and his family, 17 years after an immigration blunder allowed him to flee to Vancouver and bring his gang war to the city with him.

2 Mar 2013 - 2:44am

How Macau's gang war spilled over to Vancouver

Wan Kuok-koi, better known as 'Broken Tooth Koi'. Photo: Edward Wong

But on a summer's night in 1997 those worlds collided when triad gunmen sprayed a luxury home on the Canadian city's east side with bullets. The owner of the home and apparent target, Lai Tong Sang, was not hurt.

2 Mar 2013 - 2:45am

Yuen Long crackdown on triads leads to 93 arrests

Ninety-three people have been rounded up in a crackdown on two triad factions during which an unlicensed pub in a Yuen Long factory was busted.

More than half of those arrested in raids in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai over the past two days are suspected members of the Wo Shing Wo or 14K gangs. Last night, police were still hunting 15 or 16 others, including the two triad leaders.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Police smash triad gangs

Police believe they have smashed two triad gangs after an eight-month undercover operation that ended in a series of raids on Sunday and Monday with the arrest of 29 people.

Six Pakistanis among the arrested men were suspected members of the Wo Shing Wo triad, active in Yuen Long, according to police.

6 Nov 2012 - 4:53pm 2 comments

Police hold suspect in fatal accident

A suspected 14K triad member was arrested yesterday over a fatal hit-and-run accident in which a 26-year-old female pillion passenger was killed in Chai Wan on Friday. The man, surnamed Wong, was believed to be the driver of a stolen car that hit the motorcycle. The male motorcyclist and a pedestrian were injured. The driver and two passengers fled the scene.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

124 held in crackdown on rival Yuen Long triad gangs

Police said yesterday they had dealt a severe blow to two triad societies in Yuen Long after arresting 65 suspected gang members in a two-week operation.

They also arrested 59 women for prostitution or for being involved in other illegal activities run by the gangs.

12 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Maybe Kabul is nice this time of year?

It's a beautiful bright sunny afternoon as you walk down the street taking in the sights and sounds of your adopted home.

Suddenly, a large piece of concrete bounces off the top of your head.

You look up and see a workman waving at you from the scaffolding. He seems to want you to hand it back up to him. You frown, turn away, and promptly fall down a manhole.

17 Nov 2001 - 12:00am


November 26, 1996: Deputy director of the Gambling Inspectorate, Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Antonio Apolinario, shot twice in the head and survives.

December 16: 'Broken Tooth' questioned by police.

May 4, 1997: Three senior members of the 14K, one Wan's top aide, killed as they drive along Macau's main avenue.

24 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Suspected triad shot dead

An alleged 14K triad member active on the fringes of Macau's gambling industry was shot dead in his car yesterday.

Lau Kam-vai, 32, was hit by at least four shots in the head and abdomen while driving in the city centre. Police believed the shots were fired from a motorcycle.

21 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Hooded gangsters shoot two in $1m Macau robbery

Hooded robbers shot and injured two men in Macau before stealing nearly US$150,000 (HK$1.16 million) yesterday - the fifth shooting incident in the enclave this week.

Three men were driving past a north Macau estate when they were stopped by the gang of four armed robbers about 8.40am.

8 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

14K triad suspect shot dead

A suspected 14K triad official in Macau was shot dead and his companion injured by a gunman last night.

The gunman fired four shots at them at an aquarium in the Inner Harbour District.

Lee Bing-shing, 42, was hit in the head and died before arriving at hospital. Lee was a partner of the Phoenix Hall in the Lisboa Casino.

4 Jan 1999 - 12:00am