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Macau triad boss 'Broken Tooth' freed from jail

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A Macau triad boss known as "Broken Tooth" walked free from jail on Saturday after more than 14 years behind bars for heading a gang blamed for a string of murders and bombings in the former Portuguese colony. 

Wan Kuok-koi (white), known as Broken Tooth, leaves Macau prison on December 1, 2012. The release from jail of the triad boss is fuelling speculation that the Chinese gambling playground of Macau could be on the verge of a return to the vicious gang violence of its colonial past.

The release of Wan Kuok-koi has triggered tightened security in the world's biggest gaming hub although experts say it is unlikely Macau will witness a return to the violence seen before the city returned to Chinese rule in 1999.

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