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Heroin trafficking is a major source of income for Asian gangs. Asian
gangs also engage in extortion, armed robbery, and high tech crimes.
Cantonese Chinese are by far the largest Asian group in Toronto and
Cantonese Chinese criminals have set up some of the largest and most
organized gangs in Canada. Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and Korean gangs
are also active in Toronto.
Vietnamese street gangs in Toronto seldom give
themselves names, for fear of attracting unwanted police attention. The Big
Circle Boys (BCB) AKA Daai Huen Jai, are a Chinese gang that is involved in
robbery and high tech theft. The 14k triad is the largest triad worldwide
and operates in the GTA. It was formed after the second world war by
Nationalists fleeing Communist Chinese.
The Kung Lok was founded in TO by
Lau Wing Kui. The Kung Lok triad was involved in illegal gambling, and
extortion. In Canada there are about 450 members. The 14k triad, the largest
triad in the world, has 160 members in Canada.