The Chinese gangs are best known for trafficking in heroin and opium, but they are in fact as diversified as the biggest multinational conglomerate. Among their other activities are arms smuggling, credit-card fraud, counterfeiting, software piracy, prostitution, gambling, loansharking, white-collar crime, home-invasion robbery, high-tech theft and trafficking in endangered animals and plants. The triads are also increasingly involved in the smuggling of illegal aliens. The Yakuza specializes in high-level financial fraud, while dabbling in other activities. In Japan, it frequently extorts money from corporations and lines the pockets of politicians. It also curries favor with the populace from time to time, such as when it donated food and supplies after the Kobe earthquake in January
Asian Assassinz gang purchased legal guns, police document says
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Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter Fri. On Saturday, an alleged member of a rival gang to the Asian Assassinz was killed at a North York bowling alley. Blood stains, evidence markers, broken windows and bullet holes in the glass are all in evidence at members of the Police Forensic Identification Services go over the scene after two people in their 20s were shot outside a bowling alley in the Samor Rd. The suspects are still on the loose, and police did not say what kinds of guns were used in the shootings. The police document indicates the Asian Assassinz associate legally purchased the weapons with his firearms acquisition license in , but does not say where most of them were purchased, although a shotgun was bought at a sporting goods store in York Region. The document says that gang members used locked safes to hold guns, and the legally-purchased guns include several semi-automatic weapons capable of spraying bullets with the touch of a finger. University of Toronto associate professor Jooyoung Lee has written extensively on gun violence and gangs, and said he is not surprised by this case.
A two-year investigation into the alleged criminal activities of an Asian street gang resulted in charges against 15 people, including two accused of using family members to distribute methamphetamine in San Diego, authorities announced today. According to a pair of federal indictments unsealed today, Chansamone Phrakousonh ran a drug distribution ring that included his brother, sister, mother and father, and Anthony Vang directed a similar organization that included his spouse and six associates. The indictment alleges that both drug rings were responsible for the distribution of pound quantities of methamphetamine on the streets of San Diego, dealing out of gang members' homes. Prosecutors said Phrakousonh, Vang and their co-defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Vang is also charged with six counts of distributing methamphetamine.