Members of the Liberty City Triads, as depicted in GTA III.
|Games:||GTA III |
GTA Liberty City Stories
|Locations:||Chinatown, Liberty City|
|Type:||Criminal Organization (GTA III), Street gang (GTA: LCS)|
|Vehicles:||Triad Fish Van|
|Weapons:||GTA III: Baseball Bat, Pistol|
GTA: LCS: Meat Cleaver, Pistol
|Businesses:||protection and drug dealing|
|Fronts:||Mr. Wong's Laundrette, Turtle Head Fishing Co., Belly-Up Fish & Seafood Processing Plant, possibly Cheung Industries of Shanghai (owns Belly-Up plant)|
|Members:||"Chunky" Lee Chong and Mr. Wong|
The Triads are an East-Asian gang based in Portland Island, Liberty City. Though the Liberty City Triads appear to be a petty street gang, it is evident that they are beginning to dabble in organized crime; including extortion, most notably that of Mr. Wong's Laundrette, which had been the source of several problems for the Leone Family, as well as pushing drugs for the Colombian Cartel via "Chunky" Lee Chong. They also own The Turtle's Head fish factory in Callahan Point, Portland.
In GTA III, they are the initial enemy of Claude, while he works for the Leone family. An all-out war between the Triads and the Leones erupted as the Triads attempted to muscle in on Leone businesses in Chinatown. The war concluded after three of the Triad warlords were assassinated and their fish factory was destroyed by a Leone truck bomb (ironically, the warehouse used to belong to the Leones until the Triads blew it up). While it is improbable that the Triads were finished in Liberty City, they were definitely irrevocably weakened because of the loss of their most powerful asset.
In GTA LCS, the Triad gang's unnamed leader and some other gang members were killed by Toni Cipriani after his mother had assumed that he left Liberty City because he was scared of the Triads. He proved her wrong. After the Sindacco Family were forced out of Portland, the Triads became a big problem for the Leones as they started moving in on the rest of Chinatown. Massimo Torini of the Sicilian Mafia had predicted them to do so. It was part of his plan to destroy all other mob influence in Portland. Toni was sent to follow Torini through Chinatown for information, but he was spotted by the Triads, whom he killed during his escape. The Triads later retaliated by blowing up Salvatore Leone's warehouse in Callahan Point.
It is said that they are going to show up in the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
In GTA III, Triad members wear blue boiler suits and black bandannas. In GTA LCS, they wear blue tracksuits with their gang logo on the back, with black or blue pants, and black sunglasses.
Grand Theft Auto III
- Trial By Fire
- Farewell 'Chunky' Lee Chong
- Cipriani's Chauffeur
- The Pick-Up
- Salvatore Called A Meeting
- Triads and Tribulations
- Blow Fish