1. Gang 04
Previously known as Hua Kee, the gang was active in drug dealing, murder, extortion and robbery.
2. Gang 08
Founded in the 1970s, the gang is active in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Perak, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca. Their activities include drug dealing, collecting protection money and robbery.
3. Double 7
Formed eight years ago, majority of the gang members are Malays with businesses in F&B and entertainment sector. The group is active in Peninsular Malaysia.
4. Tiga Line
The group members identify themselves (mostly Malays) with the colours green, yellow and red, inspired by the Rastafari movement in Jamaica. They are active in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Kedah and Perak.
5. Gang 24
A Chinese gang which is active in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak and Johor.
6. Gang 18
This gang is originated from traditional Chinese organised crime organisations. Active in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Johor, they are responsible for many of the drug dealings in the country.
7. Gang 36
It is active in Peninsular Malaysia and mostly made of Indian members with financial backing from Chinese real estate and other businessmen. The number “36” signifies Triads 6. It is an offshoot of the long existing Chinese triad Hung Meng Hooi.
8. Ang Soon Thong
It’s a secret society based in Singapore and Malaysia. Active since the 1950s, the gang was mainly in Sembawang, Singapore.
9. Wah Kee
A secret society started in the 19th century, they are mainly based in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, and Sarawak. They deal in heroin. The triad also has branches in Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, United States, Canada and New Zealand.
10. Sio Sam Ong
Literally means “Three Little Emperors”, it is the leading Chinese triad in Malaysia, with a strong presence in Penang and other northern states. Its main activities included international drug trafficking, kidnapping, murder, extortion, racketeering, and loan sharking, and police believed it was actively involved in politics. Many of its top members are still high on the police wanted list.
Source: The Star