Gangnam bust for top Chinese crime boss: Interpol
LYON (AFP) - One of China's most wanted crime bosses, Chuanbo Lu, has been arrested in South Korea and handed over to the Beijing authorities, international police agency Interpol announced on Monday.
Lu's arrest is a "severe blow" to a "significant international organised crime network," said Jong-Gil Kim, head of the Seoul police's international crime investigation unit.
Lu was wanted for attempted murder and for being one of the main leaders of a major crime syndicate involved in extortion, drug running, money laundering and illegally running casinos in China, Interpol said.
The arrest came after months of cooperation and surveillance between the Interpol offices in Beijing and Seoul, a statement said.