Chinese Triads
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Over the past week or so there have been allegations that Chinese organised crime syndicates, known as triads, are operating in Australia in a major way.

The allegations have been raised specifically about ASX-listed Crown Resorts, saying that "junkets" -- visits arranged by businesses contracted to supply the high roller gamblers who keep the global casino money machine going around -- are run by triads.