Gang leader 'Broken Tooth' Wan Kuok-koi did not have a happy handover last night. His legal team say the conditions under which he is being held have plunged him into a deep depression. As champagne corks popped and glasses clinked across the enclave, the jailed 14K triad society leader languished on an uncomfortable wooden bed in a tiny windowless cell at the new high-security jail on Coloane Island. Wan, 45, spends 21 hours a day in his spartan cell, relieved only by two hours of exercise in a 15-metre-by-two-metre corridor with no windows, followed by one hour in a confined 'garden'. His lawyer has branded the conditions 'inhuman' and last week lodged a formal complaint with prison director Lei Kam-cheong, claiming the facilities fail to meet basic international standards. So far he has received no reply. Pedro Redinha, who abandoned Wan's defence in the middle of his trial claiming his client was not getting a fair hearing, has been put back on the case at the convicted gang boss' behest. Mr Redinha, Macau's highest profile criminal lawyer, has also lodged a 150-page appeal against Wan's conviction after a trial conducted by Mr Justice Fernando Estrela which he described as 'an act of violence' against due process. His anger at the conduct of the month-long trial has prompted him to send a letter to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights. However, in some quarters, Wan's incarceration is being seen as one of the reasons obvious triad activity has almost disappeared in the run-up to the handover. Security officials have made a series of raids, seizing weapons and ammunition, in a clampdown since Wan's conviction. In one bizarre case, three AK47 assault rifles, seven pistols, a stun gun, two revolvers, nine cartridges, two hunting rifles, one grenade, 19 knives and bullets were thrown out of a fast-moving car. Security sources interpret this as evidence the crime gangs are so terrified of what might happen to them if the PLA or security police arrest them in possession of guns, that they are hurriedly off-loading their armouries. Others close to the underworld accuse the police of planting the guns to make themselves look good. Whatever the truth, Wan's conditions as he wakes up under Chinese rule this morning contrast sharply with the lifestyle he had become accustomed to in Coloane's main prison. A regular visitor to the jail while Wan was on remand awaiting trial has revealed how he lived before his jailing for 15 years in November. 'He had a fridge, a hi-fi and karaoke and the parties went on until 4 or 5 in the morning. It's not what you expect for a jail but if the guards are willing to be paid off and live off selling to the inmates, what do you expect?' the visitor said. Alcohol, cigarettes and drugs are also said to be freely available in Coloane's main prison. Prison chiefs could not be contacted to answer the charges. The little luxuries of Wan's previous abode must seem like a distant memory now - not just for him but also for his brother, Wan Kuok-hung, who is held in the same high-security unit. The car which drove the Wan brothers' mother away from court after they were sentenced was parked outside the jail two days before the handover. It is possible, although the driver refused to say, that Wan's mother was visiting to give him some solace to see him through the historic day. If so, he will have needed every bit of motherly comfort she was able to offer.