Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Just Another Reason Not to Trust the PRC

Chinese Gang Hires Former PLA Troops as 'Muscle' in Sydney Heroin Trade War

Thursday, August 16, 2001
Agence France-Presse

A Chinese crime syndicate in Sydney is using former Peoples' Liberation Army troops as hired muscle in a bid to win a gang war for control of Australia's heroin trade, a report said Thursday.
According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, the trained soldiers are use to invoke fear in the local Chinese community and rival drug importing gangs.

The paper claimed the ex-soldiers entered Australia after receiving business visas applied for overseas.

Their true past is either never discovered and they gain citizenship through a complex web of estranged or phony relatives living in Australia or they are found to have lied about their pasts but have worked in Australia for up to two years allowing them to then apply for citizenship.
New South Wales Police Commissioner Peter Ryan refused to confirm the claims but said he was not surprised.

"You've got to remember, in China most young men are conscripted to the army, therefore most have military experience," he told reporters. "They then become immigrants to other countries, so we've got to view it in that way as well."

NSW Premier Bob Carr said he did not want to compromise police operations. However, he accused immigration officials of not being tough enough on people applying for entry into Australia.

"We should be a whole lot more critical of those people who apply for immigration whose only experience seems to be training in private militias back in their own countries," he told reporters. "More attention should be given to people who say they are applying to come here under business migration -- what is their business experience."

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  • And don't think for a moment that they're not doing the same thing in Los Angeles or plenty of other American cities, or that the communist government has nothing to do with this. The PRC has plenty of doctrine on sending agents abroad; I'll have to post on it some time soon.

    By Blogger Aaron, at 3:00 PM, March 20, 2007  

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