14 K Triad

Formed in 1945 as an anti-Communist action group in Guangzhou and later relocating to Hong Kong, the 14K Triad is second largest triad society in China, but by far one of the most violent.  With 20,000 members divided into approximately 30 sub-groups branched out internationally, 14K Triad engages in large-scale criminal activity including but not limited to drug trafficking, illegal gambling, loan sharking, money laundering, murder, arms trafficking, prostitution, human trafficking, extortion, and counterfeiting. During the 1990’s, 14K was the largest triad in the world and under the direction of Wan Kuok-Koi aka “Broken Tooth Koi”, there were a number of gang-related attacks that left 14 people dead, including a Portuguese national.  In 1999, Koi was convicted on several criminal charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison.  He was released in December 2012.VideoVideo:  December 2012 - 'Broken Tooth Koi' Ex-gang leader freed in Macau 

14 K Triad is an active group formed c. 1945.
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