10-year-old Chinese girl helps free 11 men held captive by gang after finding plea for help on banknote
- A young Chinese girl has been hailed as a hero after saving a group of people who were being held prisoner by a gang.
- When the 10-year-old found a written plea for help on a 20-yuan note (approximately $3), she told her family who then contacted police on Monday.
- The man who wrote the note, along with 10 others, had been taken to Baotou, China, where they were held hostage by a gang running a pyramid scheme.
- All victims returned home safely, and the gang is now under investigation.
After a 10-year-old Chinese girl found a 20-yuan (approximately $3) banknote with a written plea for help, police rescued 11 men allegedly being held prisoner by a gang running a pyramid scheme.
The girl, from Baotou of northern China in Inner Mongolia, found the banknote, which had handwritten text that said that 11 people were being held hostage on the third floor of a building guarded by armed gang members and forced to work in a pyramid scheme, reported South China Morning Post. The girl’s family alerted the police on Monday after she told them about the note, resulting in the rescue of all 11 men.
A man who was beaten, slashed, stripped and robbed by a violent mob in Manhattan Chinatown is a known gang member with a lengthy criminal record, according to police sources.
The brazen attack, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred at Canal Street and Allen Street around 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 22.
A five-month investigation into the criminal activities of Stockton, California gangs, including the Asian Boyz and Asian Crips, resulted in 34 arrests and the seizure of 38 firearms, police announced on Thursday.
Investigators in “Operation Criptonyte,” which started in June as a result of increased violent crime in Stockton, authored 55 search warrants and seized about $40,000 as well as 1 pound of cocaine, 5 pounds of methamphetamine, 1,300 ecstasy pills, and “an abundance of marijuana,” according to a statement by the Stockton Police Department.
Nearly 50 years ago, Japan’s schoolgirl gangs known as the “sukeban” successfully defied the immaculate image of the Japanese school girl.
The subculture of sukeban (loosely translated as the slang “girlboss”) emerged in the late 1960s and persisted throughout the 70s in Japan. While the term itself mainly refers to the female gang leader of all-girl gangs, it has eventually become attributed to the massive movement itself that brought girls at the forefront at a time when men of the Yakuza were also thriving.
A gang in China has been arrested by local authorities for manufacturing and selling fake condoms.
Cangnan police, which spearheaded the investigation and raid, seized over 500,000 boxes of the fake condom merchandise valued at 50 million yuan ($7 Million).
According to state media, the condoms were sold to hotels, supermarkets, and vending machine operators in central and eastern China under the label of international brands such as Durex and Okamoto.
A shop owner in China was beaten up by thugs after he tried to stop and scolded a kid who was peeing outside his shop.
According to local Chinese media, the incident happened at a convenience store in Pingnan, Guangxi on Thursday.
A female gang member was arrested by Fresno Police in California for illegal possession of firearms, but netizens are accusing the “hot gangster chick” for stealing their hearts instead.
The 20-year-old felon was identified as Mirella Ponce and a member of the “Tiny Rascal Gang,” according to police.
Two men of Asian descent were killed in a shooting at a liquor store in Long Beach, California, on Tuesday night.
Danny Bunthung, 21, died at the scene, and Dallas Som, 22, died at a hospital later. They were reportedly friends.
Earning the trust of notorious gang leaders is no easy task, especially when they’re part of the oldest crime syndicate in Hong Kong, such as the Wo Shing Wo triad.
But one undercover police officer had to take on a false identity of a vulgar thug in order to infiltrate the notorious organized crime group, according to SCMP. The Hong Kong policeman worked his way from the ground up to gain the trust of the crime leaders.
Authorities reported that members of the yakuza — Japan’s infamous collective of organized criminal gangs — have decreased for the 12th consecutive year.
The latest membership figure is pegged at 39,100, down 7,800, the National Police Agency said. This is the first time the number is under 40,000 since 1958.
Crippled beggars with disfigured faces are usually found in the streets of Malacca and other tourist hotspots in Malaysia. The unfortunate sight was made even more so after an investigation discovered that the beggars are slaves to a large organised gang run by two Chinese brothers.
They have reportedly been begging for money from local and foreign tourists visiting the historic city and other spots, an investigation of a local news outlet revealed.