Thirteen schoolboys held in Sun Yee On triad crackdown

Police raided 67 locations in Kowloon East before arresting 58 people suspected of by being involved in illegal activities in the area. Photo: Felix Wong

Police have busted the Kowloon East faction of the Sun Yee On triad and made 58 arrests, nine of them aged between 13 and 16, officers say.

Monday, 14 October, 2013, 11:05pm

Another arrest in suspected triad murder case

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on Monday in connection with the chopping attack that killed a suspected triad member outside a hospital last month, bringing the number of arrests in the case to nine.

The latest arrest was made in Lok Ma Chau early on Monday morning. The suspect is still being detained by police for further questioning.

6 May 2013 - 6:08pm

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

Bitter power struggle as election looms for Wo On Lok triad

Arrests after an attack which saw a policeman shoot dead a thug. Photo: SMP

In an eerie echo of the storyline of director Johnnie To Kei-fung 's hit 2005 movie Election, about a power struggle at the top of a triad gang, one of the city's most active triad groups - the Wo On Lok - has been locked in a bloody succession war as past and present leaders prepare to gather in a secret location to "vote" in a new leadership.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:51pm 12 comments

19-year-old triad member pleads guilty to manslaughter

A 19-year-old who was part of a group that attacked a member of a rival triad faction in 2011 in Tuen Mun pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday.

Wong Chun-kit entered his plea at the Court of First Instance. He also pleaded guilty to one count of acting as a member of a triad society for being part the “Chau Tsz” faction of the Sun Yee On triad.

15 Jan 2013 - 8:53pm

113 held in biggest-ever crackdown on triad drug gangs

Ireland's police force said officers arrested 113 suspected drug dealers and seized five marijuana growing facilities in the nation's biggest crackdown on triad drug-trafficking gangs, including Hong Kong's notorious Wo Shing Wo.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Macau casino 'crime watchdog' is shut down

Jailed Wan Kuok-koi

A US-based website which pledged to lift the lid on organised crime in Macau's casinos has been shut down after just seven months. said it would expose "dangerously weak" regulatory curbs on the influence of triad gangs in the city's gaming industry. But it has closed amid allegations of political dirty tricks and legal threats from top gaming industry figures.

16 Sep 2012 - 10:20am

HK film boss Charles Heung may face casino probe

Charles Heung denies triad role

A gambling credit transfer of US$100,000 for a Hong Kong film company executive could be investigated by casino regulators in America because of his alleged triad links.

The transfer was on behalf of Charles Heung Wah-keung, chairman of Hong Kong-listed China Star Entertainment, from Sands' Venetian Las Vegas to the Sands Macau in January 2009.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am

Anti-triad sting nets C.Y. quartet

At least four people who attended a dinner that left the chief executive's election campaign embroiled in rumours of triad links are among 130 arrested in an anti-triad crackdown.

The meeting in February between rural leaders and Leung Chun-ying's campaign aides became an election issue due to the presence of controversial businessman Kwok Wing-hung, known as 'Shanghai Boy'.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Two triad bosses sentenced to death

Two kingpins of the biggest triad crime syndicate in Wenzhou have been sentenced to death, while another boss has received a suspended death sentence.

According to the Wenzhou Intermediate People's Court, which heard the case on Monday, the three criminals led a gang involved in casino operations. But disagreements with rivals often culminated in huge street fights.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Police deny triads are on the rise in Lan Kwai Fong

A police insider has rejected a media report that the entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong has become a hotbed of triad activity, with recent triad-linked arrests in the area put down to a fight rather than gangster activities.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Appeal by triad gangsters thrown out

Nine men jailed for staging a gangland tribute to the slain leader of a faction of one of Hong Kong's most powerful triad gangs - the Sun Yee On - had their appeal thrown out yesterday.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Police arrest 14 in raid on triad gambling den

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police arrest 47 in triad operation

Police believe they have broken up a triad syndicate that laundered HK$250 million from illegal businesses in the past two to three years.

The former leader of the Wo On Lok triad, known as Yip Chai, and his close associate, whose alias is Dai Ma, were among 47 people arrested in a three-day operation codenamed Bonfire that ended yesterday.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am