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Large Hong Kong Triad Gathering in Shenzhen Raided by Police

The police are surrounding the Triad members.

The police are surrounding the Triad members.

From QQ:

Hong Kong Triad Members Gather in Shenzhen, 160 Taken Away by SWAT Team

March 28th, 9pm, Shenzhen police struck swiftly and heavily at a Hong Kong Triad event, with police taking 160 people during the operation back to the public security bureau for investigation. Police say they are closely following the activities of the Hong Kong Triads and their members in Shenzhen.

The police are surrounding the Triad members.

On the night of March 28, a restaurant in Shenzhen’s Futian Port was surrounded by a large police force. Shenzhen police had confirmed that Hong Kong Triad members had assembled in the restaurant, with police dispatching a 350 man police force in this sweep, and 160 people taken away for investigation. The people who were taken away were all members of “Wo Shing Wo”, the largest Triad in Hong Kong. They were holding a triad ceremony that night at the restaurant. At present, the related investigation is still ongoing.

The police are entering the restaurant.

Road sealed, sirens flickering, guns loaded, and ready for battle. The incident took place at Futian Dexingcheng Restaurant, just one block away from Futian Port. Because it’s close to the port, this restaurant has become a gathering place for Hong Kongers. Besides the restaurant, there are also other facilities such as a spa and health club. On March 28, starting from 9:00pm, a large number of police surrounded the Dexingcheng Restaurant in Futian Port, drawing the attention of city residents.

The police at the scene.

SWAT police with shields in their hands sealed off the restaurant, strictly forbidding the entry or exit of any unrelated persons, while policemen carrying SMGs and wearing bulletproof vests entered the restaurant to investigate. Futian Port Yuheng Road was sealed off, and facing city residents who came to look on, police warned that they were in the midst of a major operation, without giving any further explanation of the situation.

The lion dance prop.

The restaurant revealed that a large group of people had gathered at the second floor of the restaurant that night, with flags displayed, a lion dance to liven things up, making for quite the lively scene. Then the police suddenly arrived. The Triad members at the scene did not do anything drastic, and cooperated with the police investigation. Up to the morning hours of March 29, the police investigation was still going, with some city residents claiming that the police later bringing in several buses, taking away every person involved in the case.

Some of the Triad members at the scene.

After Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau released this news through their official microblog, it immediately triggered heated netizen discussion, especially with the photos published making quite a few netizens successively exclaiming that it’s like “watching a police and gangster blockbuster film”. Because of close geographical proximity, Hong Kong Triads have been infiltrating into Shenzhen and other mainland cities for years, with Shenzhen and Hong Kong police linked and working together to crack down on organized crime activities.

At the outside of the restaurant.

The people taken away ere all members of the “Wo Shing Wo” Hong Kong Triad. Hong Kong Triads are mainly represented by 8 forces, with “Wo Shing Wo” of the “Wo” branch being the largest of the Hong Kong Triads, claiming to have 200,000 members.

The police are guarding at the perimeter of the scene.

Police guarding the perimeter of the scene.

Comments from QQ:

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腾讯网友 □ □夜朦胧:

Hehe, didn’t arrange things with the mainland leaders beforehand, right? You can go ahead and strut around in Hong Kong, but in the mainland, it won’t do the moment you reach the shore, so you can forget about bringing that swagger to the mainland. Don’t you know the mainland is whose territory? Not to mention, coming with so few in number, and not even informing me, such disrespect to me. If you had told me that you were coming, I’d buy you this dinner. And how would I let something like this happen to you? It’s obvious you don’t know the rules/way things are done, and yet you still dare to be a gangster?

腾讯网友 Aaron:

8 years ago, the Hong Kong Triads opened a super luxurious disco called the Zhizunbao in Zhuhai [city in Guangdong]. On the day of the opening, many Triad leaders came to Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port from Hong Kong on their yachts. Once on shore, over 10 Ferraris raced all the way to Zhizunbao. That night, the entire club of about 2,000 people were arrested, with every jail in all the local Zhuhai police stations packed. It was said that the armed police who arrested them were all dispatched from the province, that even the Zhuhai municipal Public Security Bureau didn’t know anything about it.

腾讯福州市网友 234846853:

They weren’t committing any crimes, so why were they arrested? And carrying guns, it was obviously a violation of citizen rights! These police officers should instead go do something about coal miners. They should use loaded guns to stop coal miners from going into mines!

腾讯网友 *速度与激情*: (responding to above)

How do you know they didn’t commit any crimes? Do you really think the police would arrest gangsters for no reason!? Kid, you’re so naive, go take a bath and go to bed!

腾讯网友 恭默思道:

It must’ve been the Hong Kong government who tipped [the mainland police] off. They don’t dare to touch them in Hong Kong, so they let the mainland take care of it!

腾讯重庆市网友 □ MAX □:

The Triads are people of power, and with very strong backgrounds/connections. They were caught here [mainland], but they’ll be released over there [Hong Kong]. And in the end, a press conference will be held saying it was just some bosses hanging out and having dinner, that there weren’t any criminal acts, so they can’t be punished.

腾讯金华市网友 康仕诚:

How come I don’t see Chicken [a character from the movie Young and Dangerous].

腾讯网友 田旭东 液压:

Recruiting new members. This line of work is actually very good, at least they don’t have to live with their heads down in any dark dynasties. Both the underground society and the government would show them some respect.

腾讯网友 善解人衣:

Were they filming a Young and Dangerous sequel???

Comments from IFeng:

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凤凰网山东省潍坊市网友 凤凰网友:

The level of the wine and food is so average, even worse than what village and county governments in the mainland feast upon with public money.

凤凰网云南省昆明市网友 凤凰网友:

1. From the perspective of the law, the mainland prohibits the existence of organized crime. From the perspective of organized crime, the Hong Kong Triad was outside their territory.
2. Never cover your own sins and faults with other people’s sins and faults, always stick to the facts.

凤凰网北京市网友 ahchewwww:

Let the Hong Kongers know just who is the most niubi organization.

凤凰网广西南宁市网友 凤凰网友:

A group of morons, coming to the mainland for a party, they were asking for it.

凤凰网广东省网友 linboandy:

200k members?? What’s that in the face of 8000k members? [Referring to the number of Chinese Communist Party members.]

凤凰网广东省深圳市网友 凤凰网友:

The Triad hasn’t made any money, their dinner was so simple!

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户:

Triads openly and boldly gathering in the mainland. Isn’t that just asking for trouble?

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户:

The bosses were so frugal, only four dishes…

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户: (responding to above)

Yeah, making money isn’t easy these days.

凤凰网未知IP网友 meishaoqing:

In Hong Kong, they observe the law, and they can’t do anything to you guys without evidence…

Yet you dare to come to the mainland…

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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