The hunt for Asia's El Chapo

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I don't get why people would put that poison into their bodies, but from these big busts, which only represent 3% of that which actually gets through, it is obviously big business and these gentlemen were just providing a much needed service to the public.
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Hey...

Tse was arrested en route to Canada during a stop over in the Netherlands. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will push for him to be extradited to face trial.[9] The arrest was the culmination of Operation Kungur, led by the AFP and supported by roughly twenty law enforcement agencies in Canada, China, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, and the US (including the DEA).[3] Taiwan's Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau assisted.

Well done AFP
I hope they get him to Oz. He would get the 25 max and a firm 20 on the bottom - or similar.
- then they would send him to face other charges somewhere else. Probably. They play hard ball these days with this kind of thing.
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I just heard an interview with a journo who has made this organisation his life's work.
He reckons there a couple of casinos in Cambodia which wash "hundreds and hundreds of millions" of the Company's funds.
I'll see what else i can find out about it.
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This report is pretty Australia-centric but it does give an outline of the history and modus operandi of The Company.
It also poses the questions - Has Tse Chi Lop already be superseded?
and anyway - He was also referred to as Sam Gor "Brother Number Three" - so who were Bros 1 and 2?

Drug deals, dirty money and links to Beijing: Australian police bring down Asia’s ‘Mr Big’
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"A 2012 ACC intelligence briefing claimed the multinational organisation was made up of about two dozen "seats" or executive management positions held by formerly warring triad bosses across Asia, who shifted in seniority and location according to demand and supply. It claimed money from drug ventures was laundered in Australia and poured into a range of ventures including "high-profile internet gambling facilities across south-east Asia, Asian hotel chains and resorts, commercial construction companies, property companies in Hong Kong and Vietnam", as well as casinos.

Among The Company 's most valuable assets was its “infiltration" of governments and police and security agencies across Asia. According to the ACC briefing, "the pooling of resources of the main triad groups has allowed them to merge their contacts, assets and holdings”.

These contacts, intelligence briefings warned, included high-ranking Asian government officials and their relatives, including figures with close ties to *** *** regime in ********, a top politician in Vietnam and a Chinese government official who had worked with Interpol. " (< that might be the former head of Interpol who resigned on the spot recently in mysterious circumstances. ??)

https://www.smh.com.au/national/drug-de ... 56vk8.html

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So where was the money laundered Cambodia or Australia, or both?
Don’t listen to Chinese whispers.
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:03 pm (Excerpt)
... Well done AFP
I hope they get him to Oz. He would get the 25 max and a firm 20 on the bottom - or similar.
- then they would send him to face other charges somewhere else. Probably. They play hard ball these days with this kind of thing.
Oz might be too lenient on him Trafficking deserves no less than death. Singapore's CJ system will be better. Mandatory death sentences for trafficking.

Hope he rots in hell. Too much pain caused by his actions.
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February 6, 2021, 3:07 AM Updated an hour ago
Arrest in Thailand of second drug kingpin tightens dragnet on huge syndicate
By Tom Allard, Panarat Thepgumpanat, Panu Wongcha-um
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - A second senior leader of a vast drug syndicate has been arrested, a Thai narcotics official said, as a transnational dragnet tightens on the Sam Gor group, which police say dominates the $70 billion annual Asia-Pacific drug trade.

The October arrest of Hong Kong citizen Lee Chung Chak in Bangkok preceded last month’s high-profile arrest in the Netherlands of Tse Chi Lop, a China-born Canadian national who police suspect is the top leader of the syndicate, also called “The Company”.

Lee, 65, is a former prison mate of Tse’s suspected of being involved in drug trafficking for four decades. A 2018 Australian Federal Police (AFP) document reviewed by Reuters outlining the top 19 targets in the syndicate described Lee as a “senior project manager responsible for big ventures of border controlled drugs”.

The two arrests on different continents within three months stem from a decade-long investigation by the AFP, which also leads the multinational Operation Kungur task force targeting the syndicate.

It is rare for suspected senior drug traffickers to be arrested and successfully prosecuted in the Asia-Pacific region.

“The suspect was arrested by Thai Narcotics police on Oct. 1 based on an arrest warrant issued by a Thai court, which followed an extradition request by the Australian authorities,” Lieutenant General Montri Yimyaem, head of Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau, told Reuters when asked about Lee.

“The extradition is currently being processed by the court.”

In recent years, Lee has emerged as a rival to the Canadian as a major player in the region’s drug trade, according to two investigators, who spoke to Reuters on condition they not be identified.

“We understand his star had risen to be an equal or even a bigger player,” said one of the investigators. “He’s a very significant arrest in his own right.”.

Thai authorities seized a laptop and multiple phones when they searched Lee’s serviced apartment in an upscale Bangkok area, a potential treasure trove of intelligence, the two investigators told Reuters. A third official added that a document and cash in several denominations were also seized.

Lee is appealing the November approval by Thailand’s Criminal Court of Australia’s extradition request, said a source at Thailand’s Ministry of Justice. Tse is in prison in the Netherlands, where a court has yet to rule on his extradition to Australia.

Lee could not be contacted in prison, nor could his lawyer be identified by Reuters. A lawyer for Tse declined to comment. An AFP media officer declined to comment.
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Did read whole article very keen when it showed up.
I thought He would stay near-by golden triancle.
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About tea packing & branding they used alot :
GUANYINWANG :
Guanyin :
"In Chinese mythology, Guanyin (觀音) is the goddess of mercy & considered to be the physical embodiment of compassion. She is an all-seeing, all-hearing being who is called upon by worshipers in times of uncertainty, despair, and fear. Her name represents her ability to hear all the cries of suffering in the world & her infinite compassion."
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Look into this poetry about her :
"Like a speck of *DUST*, ephemeral is the body,
So is the doctrine ephemeral, like a speck of *DUST*
Only when all sentient beings & the world attain emptiness will her all-compassionate heart rest"
(Very, very compassionate.🤔 Kinda? Zen "empty" mind?)
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Wang = "loose translation" & literal King/Queen.
(offtopic: Wang'ba means low virtuose, low skill etc.)
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Guanyinwang tea packing also has flowing tisanes =
Shui Fong ('water room') / Wok On Lok (Tse Chi Lop)
Wikipedia claim Tai Huen Chai (Big Circle Gang) on it.
But considering Shui Fong is biggest?(no facts)
(source: Mafia by Federico Varese).
It is not very known by mainstream like some else :
14k, Bamboo-Union or exam. Wo Shing Wo might be.
This is just my speculation & not critical info.
Well, it was global supplier so even Yakuza etc.
-
Kim Jong Un. There is lot of speculation about him supplying labour with meth to keep flowing & export.
Is he "Sama Gor Gor"? He is clever in this way :
When did you last time see him outside the borders.
Well, can't blaim 'the company' not owning country.
-
Meth thoughts word-play:
Bapho-meth. :chin:
Philippines: Shabu-shabu : Shabumin - Korean = "master"
Thailand: Ya'ba :
wang'baba-nana-plaza(westernized Asian)Ok funny this was joke. I could not find anything clever match-up.
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Insight only because IG nick : Wung888Wang.
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Ps. Intresting that Burma is now on "revolution" when
'the company' took some damage almost date to date? According to article where atleast many 'factories' were.
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@02:42 'Guanyinwang' 🙏 Shien' Shien'.☔💧💦
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RikuPontinen888 wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:10 am Did read whole article very keen when it showed up.
I thought He would stay near-by golden triancle.
-
About tea packing & branding they used alot :
GUANYINWANG :
Guanyin :
"In Chinese mythology, Guanyin (觀音) is the goddess of mercy & considered to be the physical embodiment of compassion. She is an all-seeing, all-hearing being who is called upon by worshipers in times of uncertainty, despair, and fear. Her name represents her ability to hear all the cries of suffering in the world & her infinite compassion."
-
Look into this poetry about her :
"Like a speck of *DUST*, ephemeral is the body,
So is the doctrine ephemeral, like a speck of *DUST*
Only when all sentient beings & the world attain emptiness will her all-compassionate heart rest"
(Very, very compassionate.🤔 Kinda? Zen "empty" mind?)
-
Wang = "loose translation" & literal King/Queen.
(offtopic: Wang'ba means low virtuose, low skill etc.)
-
Guanyinwang tea packing also has flowing tisanes =
Shui Fong ('water room') / Wok On Lok (Tse Chi Lop)
Wikipedia claim Tai Huen Chai (Big Circle Gang) on it.
But considering Shui Fong is biggest?(no facts)
(source: Mafia by Federico Varese).
It is not very known by mainstream like some else :
14k, Bamboo-Union or exam. Wo Shing Wo might be.
This is just my speculation & not critical info.
Well, it was global supplier so even Yakuza etc.
-
Kim Jong Un. There is lot of speculation about him supplying labour with meth to keep flowing & export.
Is he "Sama Gor Gor"? He is clever in this way :
When did you last time see him outside the borders.
Well, can't blaim 'the company' not owning country.
-
Meth thoughts word-play:
Bapho-meth. :chin:
Philippines: Shabu-shabu : Shabumin - Korean = "master"
Thailand: Ya'ba :
wang'baba-nana-plaza(westernized Asian)Ok funny this was joke. I could not find anything clever match-up.
-
Insight only because IG nick : Wung888Wang.
-
Ps. Intresting that Burma is now on "revolution" when
'the company' took some damage almost date to date? According to article where atleast many 'factories' were.
-
@02:42 'Guanyinwang' 🙏 Shien' Shien'.☔💧💦
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@10.02.21 Interesting. 🤔 This already scientology but Mortal Kombat has also Shang Tsung.
Sub-general 'sourcerer' of underworld. Also Burmese?
temple/pagoda site. Huh, such a banner.

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