Macau triad boss ordered deported from Canada
OTTAWA, Province of Ontario (AFP) - The boss of Macau's Shui Fong triad has been ordered deported from Canada, it was announced on Wednesday.
Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board ruled last week that Lai Tong Sang should never have been allowed into this country nearly 17 years ago and ordered his removal, citing his ties to organized crime. The order was only publicized now.
Lai's lawyer Peter Chapman told local media, however, that the decision will be appealed.
The board in its ruling said that Canadian officials had failed to properly check his background when admitting Lai into the country, and found compelling evidence of his crime links and involvement in a 1990s deadly turf war between Shui Fong, also known as Wo On Lok, and rival 14K triad.