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The Black Lotus Tong is an ancient secret criminal organization. They were led by General Shan.

One of their operations was in smuggling valuable antiquities from China to sell in London.


The Black Lotus Tong is a criminal organisation based in China. They are known to leave black origami lotuses on the bodies of their victims.

Every "foot soldier", or smuggler, is marked with the Black Lotus tattoo on his or her right heel.


At one point, Jim Moriarty aided the Black Lotus by helping them achieve passage from China to London. His reasons and payment were never described.

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  • In Chinese, "tong" (堂) means “hall". In North America, a tong is a type of organisation found among Chinese living in the United States and Canada. These organisations are described as secret societies or sworn brotherhoods.