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How Bamboo grew: 10,000-strong Taiwanese triad linked to Hong Kong executive's kidnapping is ‘one of world’s most dangerous gangs’

How Bamboo grew: 10,000-strong Taiwanese triad linked to Hong Kong executive's kidnapping is ‘one of world’s most dangerous gangs’


PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 October, 2015


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The Taiwan-based United Bamboo triad gang, reportedly linked to the kidnap of Hong Kong businessman Wong Yuk-kwan, is one of the world's largest organised crime groups with its hands in all kinds of illegal activities.
The infamy of the 10,000-strong triad in drug and human trafficking is known internationally; in 2008, it was ranked by the US magazine, Foreign Policy, as one of the world's most dangerous gangs.
United Bamboo is also engaged in loan-sharking, control of prostitutes and arms trafficking.
The gang's former leader, Chang An-lo, better known as "White Wolf", is a staunch supporter of political integration between the mainland and Taiwan.
He founded a political group, the Chinese Unification Promotion Party, that launched counter-protests against student activists who occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan between March and April last year to oppose a contentious Beijing-Taipei trade pact.

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