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Broken Tooth Koi reportedly refused entry into Singapore
Macau former triad leader Wan Kuok Koi, better known as “Broken Tooth Koi” was reportedly refused entry into Singapore, a city that, like Macau, has a well-developed casino industry.
According to the report by Hong Kong’s Next Magazine, Wan made his first overseas trip on 23rd December 2012, 22 days after his release from prison. But the debut was foiled by Singapore’s immigration department after he was refused entry and returned to Macau on the same day in the night.
The magazine said Wan was angry and shouting in the airport because of the refusal by Singapore. He was later taken back to his home by his brother-in-law. It was not immediately clear what was behind Singapore’s refusal but the report mentioned “international ban” on Wan, hinting that Wan is not just a figure for close inspection in Macau but also other countries, including Singapore. Wan was the major casino junket operator in Macau before his imprisonment 13 years ago. The magazines carried another report saying the former gang boss is secretly planning and executing a return into the lucrative industry, but it was not known if his trip to the city-state was part of that initiative.
Earlier reports also said that Broken Tooth Koi was reported to be going into “exile” soon, probably to a South East Asian country. HK media said the former most-feared man in Macau was told by senior Beijing officials to stay away from Macau for 2 to 3 months at least in order to avoid possible trouble. Local police already reportedly imposed close surveillance on him including wiretapping his telecommunications. It was reported that even his former triad associates from HK were closely monitored upon entering Macau in case of a possible meeting.
According to HK media, Macau legislator Vitor Cheung Lup Kwan is suing the magazine for libel because the article mentioned his name in detailing his relation with the former gang leader.
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