Inside Taiwan’s Most Notorious Mafia

The Bamboo Union is the largest of Taiwan’s three main criminal triads, a gang estimated to have about 10,000 members who deal in illegal gambling, drug trafficking, and beyond. It’s a powerful and, at times, brutal organization—if one of its members betrays the gang, it can cost them a limb.

On this episode of ‘VICE INTL,’ we met up with a few active members of the Bamboo Union to find out how the gang operates, hear why they joined, and see what it takes to become a member.

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