Chinese Gang Boss “With Crush On Guns” Gets Life

From Reuters:

A gun-toting Chinese official who owned two Ferraris and liked driving around in an amoured personnel carrier has been jailed for life for illegal weapons possession and fraud, state media reported on Friday.

Yang Shukuan, a former member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference for the northern city of Tangshan and the head of an organized ring, was arrested for extortion last year.

“The prosecutor said Yang and other gang members had dominated the area in which they lived, bullying locals and causing untold damage to local economic and social activity,” the China Daily said, citing state television.

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