(Minghui.org) The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions against Wan Kuok Koi on December 9, 2020.

Wan Kuok Koi, commonly known as “Broken Tooth,” is a member of the Communist Party of China’s (CCP) Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He is also the leader of the 14K Triad, one of the largest Chinese organized criminal organizations in the world that engages in drug trafficking, illegal gambling, racketeering, human trafficking, and a range of other criminal activities. In addition to bribery, corruption, and graft, the 14K Triad has engaged in similar illicit activities in Palau.

Three entities owned by “Broken Tooth” were also identified by the Department of the Treasury, including World Hongmen History and Culture Association, based in Cambodia and established in 2018 by Broken Tooth; Dongmei Group, based in Hong Kong; Palau China Hung-Mun Cultural Association, based in Palau.

As a result of the sanctions, “all property and interests in property of the persons above that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons are blocked and must be reported to OFAC (The Office of Foreign Assets Control).”

The Department of the Treasury issued its decision based on Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which targets human rights violators based on the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.