Recently, Netherland police officers arrested Tse Chi Lop, an infamous Asian drug dealer, following an arrest warrant from Australia. The drug cartel is rumored to head one of the world’s largest drug gangs with a multi-billion company. His drug company is estimated to be worth 70 billion dollars. Australian Federal Police believe that Tse’s company, known as Sam Gor Syndicate, is responsible for up to 70% of illegal drugs entering markets across Asia.
Mr. Tse, who currently is 56 years of age, has spent most of his life in exile, with Federal agents searching for him now and then. He is only comparable to the famous Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo” Guzman, who also owned a large-scale drug enterprise. Authorities allege Mr. Tse has caused more than enough damage to the world. Because of his diverse networks, his drugs have impacted tremendously in most parts of the globe. Annually, tonnes of heroin, methamphetamine, and ketamine travel to Japan, North Asia, New Zealand, and the Southern Pacific.
These drugs, especially meth, which is highly addictive, have continued to deterring young and aged men’s health conditions. They have posed severe physical and mental effects on most long-term users. The United Nations Office on Drugs has continued to raise concerns over the growing rates of drug dependency.
The lad has earned himself the title of the most wanted man. He’s managed to escape police barricades on several occasions and continued to run his cartel from hideouts, causing more damage. Efforts to arrest him have been futile. It has been over decades of search before the authorities finally nailed him.
The Arrest of Tse Chi Lop (Underwater drug cartel)
On Friday, 22 and January, hell broke loose for Mr. Tse when Netherland authorities handcuffed him at the airport. His arrest came hours before he boarded his plane, which was designated for Canada. According to the police, they detained Mr. Tse, traveling on counterfeit documents, based on a 2019 arrest warrant. The lad has previously spent nine years in US prison on drug trafficking charges. Hence it is not the first time he was detained on such accusations.
“He was already on the most wanted list, and he was detained based on intelligence we received,” a Dutch police spokesman of the arrest Friday said.
Getting hold of Mr. Tse has not been walking in the park for Federal officers. The lad, whose a duo, Chinese born Canadian national, mastered the art of roaming the streets without getting caught. Federal agencies from continents across the globe had to unite to bring Mr. Tse down. Australia alone took up to twenty years of dedication with no success. Therefore, his arrest had a significant impact on Australia, considering he was at the top of their most wanted criminals.
Tse Chi Lop is suspected by police of running a vast drug cartel in Asia that rakes in up to $17 billion a year, drawing comparisons to El Chapo and Pablo Escobar. But unlike the Latin drug lords, little is known about him https://t.co/jK85ltIRVI pic.twitter.com/R3UbgiJznQ
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 14, 2019
It happens that during Mr. Tse’s escapades, he traveled to Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, where he sought refuge. It is rumored that those working for him facilitated his stay. Though much concerning his operation is still concealed, authorities look forward to loopholes to bring his entire operation down.