Hong Kong police crack down on triad cruise ship battles

    Hong Kong police are cracking down on two triad gangs battling over customers for the territory’s cruise ships, according to the South China Morning Post.
    The gangs solicit passengers at railway stations from mainland China, but the dispute started when the Wo Shing Wo triad tried to poach customers from the Sun Yee On triad’s agreed territory.
    The gangsters offer free overnight voyages for those who buy more than $50,000 in chips from agents, the report said. The triads earn commissions on the number of clients and the amount gambled.
    So far police have arrested eight Hong Kong men and are seeking others.
    About seven casino ships pick up passengers with shuttle ferries at piers in Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom between 7pm and 7.45pm every night.