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World Police on the hunt for 'Asia's El Chapo'

09:55  15 october  2019
09:55  15 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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He is Asia ’ s most-wanted man. He is protected by a guard of Thai kickboxers. He flies by private jet. And, police say, he once lost million in a single “Tse Chi Lop is in the league of El Chapo or maybe Pablo Escobar,” said Jeremy Douglas, Southeast Asia and Pacific representative for UNODC.

A specialist group of investigators are on the hunt for an elusive drug trafficker known as "Asia's El Chapo".

a close up of text on a white surface: A specialist group of investigators are on the hunt for an elusive drug trafficker known as © Reuters A specialist group of investigators are on the hunt for an elusive drug trafficker known as Tse Chi Lop, a 55-year-old Chinese-born Canadian, is believed to be the leader of a vast drug empire that supplies the Asia-Pacific region with over $25 billion in heroin, meth and ketamine, Reuters reports.

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The drug trafficking network has been dubbed Sam Gor which is Cantonese for "Brother Number Three," but its members refer to it simply as "The Company".

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Tse, 55, was convicted in 1998 in New York’ s Eastern District federal court — where Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman received a life sentence this year for running Police say Tse doesn’t always look like a high-rolling drug kingpin. He has the casual fashion sense of a middle-aged Chinese family man.

He is Asia ’ s most-wanted man. Tse Chi Lop, a Canadian national born in China, is “Tse Chi Lop is in the league of El Chapo or maybe Pablo Escobar,” said Jeremy Douglas Four of the 19 Sam Gor syndicate leaders on the AFP list are Canadian citizens, including Tse, whom police often refer to as

Tse was convicted in 1998 in the same New York court Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was given a life sentence for conspiring to move heroin into the US through Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

Joaquin Guzman Loera wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Tse Chi Lop has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin © AP/AAP Tse Chi Lop has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin He was released in 2006 after convincing a judge his son was seriously ill and his parents wouldn't be able to care for him due to their own poor health.

He allegedly got back into the drug trade soon after and now the intensely private man is permanently surrounded by a posse of Thai kickboxers.

Investigators only discovered how vast the Sam Gor empire was when they arrested one of the group's traffickers at an airport in Myanmar with bags of ketamine strapped to his body and two mobile phones containing a mass of evidence into the group's activities.

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' Asia ' s El Chapo ' is a 'Canadian born in China who once lost million in a night at a casino and is protected by Thai kickboxers'. His policy of guaranteeing his drug deliveries was good for business, but it also put him on the radar of police . In 2011, AFP officers cracked a group in Melbourne

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The phones reportedly include photos, contacts and videos including people being tortured and details on boats and routes used.

Despite the breakthrough, Tse still remains at large and investigators are keeping a close eye on his movements.

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