Wo Shing Wo

Undercover with the Triads: How covert police officer busted Wo Shing Wo gang

Police New Territories North Region traffic task force. Photo: Dickson Lee/SCMP

A police agent went undercover as a gangster for nine months to help bust two factions of the Wo Shing Wo triad and arrest 63 people, police said.

The arrests included 16 secondary school pupils, with the youngest just 13 years old.

Saturday, 30 March, 2013, 12:23pm

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

124 arrested in raids on triads after street battle

Police cracking down on triads have made more than 120 arrests in a series of raids in Sheung Shui and Yuen Long over the past two days.

More arrests are expected as police continue to target the 14K and Wo Shing Wo triads.

The swoops followed a vicious brawl involving about 20 gangsters from the two rival gangs in Yuen Long on Sunday.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Forget blood, it's all about the money

'If a rooster is dead, another one will arise and crow,' they like to say in triad circles - and especially so since the brazen murder two years ago of gang leader Lee Tai-lung.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Red paint splashed over iPad tourists after a queueing row outside shop

Two mainland tourists were splashed with red paint after a row over their place in a queue to buy the latest Apple iPad 2 outside a Sheung Shui electronics shop yesterday.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

65 arrested in raids on triads

A total of 65 people have been arrested in an operation targeting three triads in the northern New Territories. Police seized 34 beef knives and metal and wooden bars, as well as illegal drugs, cigarettes and oil. Of the total number arrested, 44 were suspected triad members of the Wo Shing Wo, Sun Yee On and 14K.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Officer lifts lid on workings of the underworld

In the shadows of Hong Kong's underworld, the relationship between police and triads - the violent gangs that hold sway over wide swathes of the city and often do battle for each other's territory - is not always what it seems.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Masked men attack pub in Fanling

Four or five masked men armed with wooden batons rushed into a pub in Fanling yesterday and smashed furniture and decorations. A police investigator believed the attack was the result of a continuing dispute between two factions of the Wo Shing Wo triad society. The pub's owner and a woman customer were injured by flying glass fragments during the attack at about 3am.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

10 suspected triad members held over blast

Police arrested 10 suspected members of the Wo Shing Wo triad yesterday in connection with the explosion of a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder at the front door of a businessman's house in Luk Mei Tsuen, Sai Kung, on Tuesday. The arrests were made at about 6am in raids on houses in Ho Chung New Village, off Hiram's Highway, about 500 metres from the targeted house.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Police break up standoff between rival gangs

Police arrested 21 suspected triad members and a woman following a standoff between two rival gangs outside a restaurant in Yau Ma Tei. Police said suspected members of the Wo Shing Wo triad society were stopped by members of the Wo On Lok triad gang as they left a wedding banquet at a Jordan Road restaurant at about 11.30pm on Sunday.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

66 arrested as raids on triad nightspots continue

Police arrested 66 people in a second night of raids on more than 110 entertainment venues, most believed to be controlled by two rival triad gangs.

In the Kowloon West region, more than 100 officers, including those from the Police Tactical Unit, raided 65 premises during a nine-hour search, which ended at 3am yesterday.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Triad venues raided after shoot-out

More than 100 police last night mounted a second consecutive night of raids on entertainment premises allegedly controlled by rival triads as the hunt continued for two gunmen involved in the shooting of three suspected triad members on Monday.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Undercover sting nets gang leaders

Undercover police officers infiltrated the Wo Shing Wo triad in Tsuen Wan in an operation that led to the arrest of two gang leaders, police revealed yesterday.

The two suspected triad heads were among 27 people arrested in raids conducted late on Sunday night and yesterday at more than 30 addresses during operation 'Quick Move'.

29 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Suspected triad chiefs arrested

Police stormed an upmarket restaurant in Causeway Bay last night where gang leaders were believed to be holding talks and arrested 16 suspected triad heads.

Dozens of officers from the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau raided the four-storey Forum Restaurant in Lockhart Road about 9.30pm.

22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

47 alleged triad members arrested after debt fracas

Police arrested 47 alleged triad members and four women in a Mongkok restaurant early yesterday when they met to discuss a soccer gambling debt.

The 47 men, aged from 19 to 60, are believed to be two faction leaders and 45 members of the 14K and Wo Shing Wo triads. The four women were their friends.

5 May 2004 - 12:00am