Authorities from The Netherlands have captured Asia’s largest crime lord, with the latter responsible for running a crime empire and making as much as $70 billion annually.
According to a report by Wanted in Europe, Amsterdam police arrested Chinese crime lord Tse Chi Lop upon his arrival at the Schiphol airport at the request of the Australian police.
Lop is a naturalized Canadian citizen and is Chinese-born. He relocated to Canada in the 1980s.
The drug lord was said to have connections to international drug syndicate Sam Gor. He will likely face charges and extradited upon appearing before a judge.
Lop built his reputation as a stable, illicit drug distributor while keeping off the limelight. He was dubbed as Asia’s Pablo Escobar of Mexico, and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman of Mexico, who were infamous for operating drug syndicates.
Lop was once charged for smuggling heroin into the United States and only served six years behind bars after his lawyer begged for leniency while explaining to the judicial court at the Eastern District Court of New York that his son and parents, who allegedly were very sick, needed care.
The kingpin even promised to open a restaurant and turn over a new leaf with his life but upon his release, he quickly returned to operating the drug syndicate, eventually becoming an instrumental player in heroin and methamphetamine.
His operations were deemed as the world’s Golden Triangle, with operations across Southeast Asian countries namely Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.
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