More than 30 people were arrested in Flushing, Queens on Dec. 5 on drug charges. Among them were at least three leaders of the Fukien American Association. The Fukien American Association is a Chinese community group with ties to the triads and organized crime, according to several sources, including the National Gang Crime Research Center.
The arrests followed a police investigation and took place at the Happiness KTV karaoke club on Main Street, Flushing. Several of those arrested are being charged with drug trafficking, according to Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao Daily.
The Fukien American Association raised at least $70,000 for NYC Comptroller John Liu's 2009 political campaign, according to Chinese-language newspaper World Journal. The organization also has ties to the Fuk Ching gang, according to Chinese gang expert Ko-lin Chin.