Nineteen members of a gang whose average age was 79 have been sent to prison. Photo: www.163.com

Gang of geriatric gangsters busted after reign of extortion, blackmail in Chinese city

  • Gang ruled by fear in Yingtan, extorting money and forcing shops to sell them goods at discounted prices
  • Members as old as 92 used their age and claims of ill health to obstruct police investigations
Topic |   China Society

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Nineteen members of a gang whose average age was 79 have been sent to prison. Photo: www.163.com
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice