Gangsters flushed out in operation Lightsmoke

Thirty-three people, aged between 15 and 65, have been rounded up in a crackdown on a Tuen Mun faction of the Sun Yee On triad, according to police.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 4:44am

Two police officers accused of helping gangster check records

Two police officers, arrested for logging into a police computer system without authorisation on Monday, were believed to be helping a triad member to check the backgrounds of five people, police said yesterday.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:23am

Police in Canadian city send special Santa greeting cards to criminals

The greeting card criminals will get in Abbotsford. Photo: AFP

Gangsters in one of Canada's most crime-ridden cities can expect a special greeting card this Christmas - from a local police chief dressed as a jolly Santa Claus carrying a machine gun and wearing SWAT gear.

The card was being mailed out this week to "prolific offenders, property offenders and persons known for drug and gang activity", said police in Abbotsford, near Vancouver.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

Notorious gangster 'Broken Tooth' freed from prison in Macau

"Broken Tooth" Wan Kuok-koi leaves Coloane Prison in the back of a car yesterday with a glare for the media pack. Photo: Edward Wong

"Broken Tooth" Wan Kuok-koi walked free from jail yesterday with the swagger of the notorious gangster he once was.

He may have declared his life of crime is over, but on his release from Coloane's maximum security prison there was no disguising the fact that he still wields plenty of power.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:19am 2 comments

Macau unworried by return of Broken Tooth from jail

The ex-triad leader appears. Photo: Edward Wong

Triads in Macau now earn rich pickings from the city's casinos instead of robbing the public. And with Beijing in charge, the public disorder that dogged the then Portuguese enclave before the 1999 handover is unlikely to be seen again.

So say a Macau politician and a businessman whose trade was badly affected by pre-handover criminality.

2 Dec 2012 - 6:28am