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“Broken Tooth” former right-hand man suspected of attempted murder

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Five people were arrested in Macau on Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder. The detention occurred only a week before the release of “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi, former leader of the 14K triad gang. Among those arrested is Artur Chiang Calderon, an ex-Judiciary Police senior detective, who was said to be a key element of the organization. Calderon was arrested in an apartment in Taipa. According to the Sunday Morning Post, a casino employee who suspected his wife was having an affair asked Calderon to hire a hit man from mainland China to murder the woman. Two other people who worked with Calderon were stopped while they were following her. The police officers subsequently arrested Calderon, his two employees, the hired killer and the husband. The newspaper also explains that the operation involved about 10 armed officers and led to the seizure of several sharpened screwdrivers, 20 knives, several air guns and explosives. The men were arrested for suspicion of involvement in organized crime, attempted murder and illegal possession of arms.  Artur Chiang Calderon was released from prison in 1999 after being imprisoned for 10 and a half years. By that time, Wan Kuok-koi, known as “Broken Tooth or Pan Nga Koi, the then-14K triad boss was sentenced to 13 years and 10 months in prison for loan-sharking, money laundering and involvement in organized crime. The “most feared gangster in Macau during the 1990s” is due to be released on December 2.  In June, Wan’s rival Ng Man-sun (known as Ng Wai and Kai See Wai), was attacked by six men while dining in the restaurant at the New Century Hotel.

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