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Chinese mafia Triad

Triad Society is a term used to describe many branches of Chinese criminal organizations based in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, Taiwan, China

Chinese mafia Triad is a term used to describe many branches of Chinese criminal organizations based in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, Taiwan, China

Chinese mafia Triad, or Triad Society is a term used to describe many branches of Chinese criminal organizations based in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, Taiwan, China, and also in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The Chinese triads are one of the world’s largest criminal organizations, encompassing other criminal organizations with a steady membership of around 1.5 million in mainland China alone and 2.5 million members worldwide

Triad is widespread in countries with Chinese communities - in Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom

Chinese mafia Triad

Triad is widespread in countries with Chinese communities – in Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The term “triad” was first coined by British authorities in colonial Hong Kong, as a reference to the triads’ use of triangular imagery. Soon the word triad came to mean an underground society or group of organized crime.

Spiders, tigers and bears are signs of kong triad members

Spiders, tigers and bears are signs of Kong triad members

The Chinese triads are very powerful organizations. They control a vast slice of the worldwide heroin trade, for years working out of Hong Kong. While the triads are also involved in the standard organized rackets such as gambling, extortion, loan-sharking, protection shakedowns and political and civic corruption, the fact remains that basically they are drug traffickers, much of their production coming from the “Golden Triangle” in the mountainous areas of Thailand, Laos and Burma. Overall, the Chinese triads control an estimated 70 percent of the world’s opium and heroin supplies, and as such they are a powerful and corrupting influence in much of the world. U.S. supplies of heroin come from Asia, either directly or via Mafia operations in Sicily and elsewhere in Europe.

As in other criminal communities in triads tattoos are important

As in other criminal communities in triads tattoos are important

Tattoos can be displayed in a picture, and in the form of indicating kanji. For example, the dragon represents prosperity, generosity and the power of the snake – the wisdom, foresight and will, turtle – longevity, spruce – patience and election, pine (emblem of Confucius) – longevity, courage, loyalty and steadfastness, plum – longevity, purity, strength, resistance and asceticism, cherry – courage and hope, olive – peace, fortitude and generosity, orange – the immortality and luck, clover – triad orchid – perfection, harmony and elegance, the lotus – wealth, honor and loyalty, peony – masculine, fame, good luck and wealth, marigold – longevity, Magnolia – self-esteem, plantain – self-education.

Chinese mafia Triad

Chinese mafia Triad

In various regions of China and the world division of the parent company “Tyandihuey” known as the triad, Hui, gunmen (more related to political or social component of the secret society), or tong (mainly in the USA and Canada.

The Departed, triada in film

The Departed, triada in film

Center from left to right: Sergeant Dignam (MARK WAHLBERG), Captain Ellerby (ALEC BALDWIN) and Colin Sullivan (MATT DAMON) head up the surveillance team, including Brown (ANTHONY ANDERSON, seated far right), that is monitoring a meeting between Costello’s gang and the Chinese Triad in Warner Bros. Pictures’ crime drama “The Departed.

Chinese mafia triad

Chinese mafia triad

Now to fight with the triads is used technique of midst police agents, recruiting informants among gangsters who are promised judicial relief and a witness protection program. In addition, in 1994 a law was passed allowing the confiscation of funds belonging to members of triads.

the control of these secret societies with a long history is far from being over.

the control of these secret societies with a long history is far from being over.

Shadow Boxing 3D: The last round

Shadow Boxing 3D: The last round

Russian film about triad Shadow Boxing 3D: The last round, 2011. Filming took place from early August to the end of December 2010 in Moscow, Hong Kong, Thailand and Norway. 70% of the material was filmed in Asia – is a unique experience for the Russian cinema. “Invincible” Kuerten was played by Russian Batu Hasikov, World Champion in the professional Kickboxing WAKO-PRO (2010), world champion in the professional Kickboxing ISKA (2007), winner of multiple championships in Moscow, Russia and the World in kickboxing the full-contact with a kick low, Muay Thai, karate kyokushin and Sambo.

triada symbol

triad symbol

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The Mafia Encyclopedia, 2005, p.529