It was already in the afternoon when they emerged from Zeng’s house. The driver was sending the two to Wu Yuanyuan’s unit to pick her up when Guo Ming’s new mobile phone rang. Zhang Qiang asked them to proceed to the police station instead, saying that the investigation had produced some results. In addition, there would be news regarding Guo Ming and Pang Deyou’s ID cards. After confirming that Wu Yuanyuan would be going with Zhang Qiang to the station, the two redirect the driver towards the police station.
It was the same office as before, Zhang and Wu had already arrived. Beside Zhang Renyi, there was also a young guy present. Director Zhang introduced him as Captain Chen of the Provincial Department. After everyone greeted each other, Captain Chen began to brief the results of the investigation.
“Thank you very much for helping us catch these criminals. After our investigation, we discovered that they are from Tomorrow Group. The front of this group is an ordinary Interior Design company, but they actually belong to an underground organised crime group. Beside their daily interior renovation operations, they used the front to carry out burglary, robbery, bodily harm, loan sharking and other illegal activities. Of the 24 people arrested this time, all were thugs except one, he was an expert burglar with exceptional technical skills. According to his statement, this kidnapping was initiated by him in order to take revenge against Ms. Guo for injuring his right hand, which caused him to lose the abilities to perform precise operations and his ranking within the organisation. Miss Guo, is that true?”
“Yes. It’s true. Bunch of losers.”
“Miss Guo has indeed done the police a great favor ! It was only discovered during our interrogation that he was the ‘Exhibition Hall Bandit’ that our police have been searching for the last three years. His previous crimes were numeriors, besides what he had committed within this province, he was already wanted by the Police from Province B before he entered the Tomorrow Group. Miss Guo has done a great job with regards to this matter! On behalf of all the police officers of the Public Security Department of our province, Thank you!” As he said it, Captain Chen stood up and gave a salute to Guo Ming and Pang Deyou. The two stood up, clasped fists, and bowed.
“In addition, from this thief named Qin Long, we’ve learned some big information. According to him, he was supposed to perform a special task for the group at the end of the month. Someone had tasked them to steal some “samples”. The buyers did not tell them what the specific content was, only that representatives from Hongyun Food Factory would come to the city with samples at the merchandise exchange meeting at the end of the month. Their task was to steal the product samples from the safe after the food factory representatives had checked into the hotel, and hand it to him. According to our verification, there is indeed a food factory named Hongyun at the product exchange meeting. In fact, because it was an annual product exchange meeting, there were many manufacturers involved. But what’s strange is that several drug dealers who are closely watched by our colleagues in Province C are also coming to our province. So we have reasons to suspect that the samples Hongyun Food Factory will be bringing are not just simple food samples.” At this point, Captain Chen paused, and then asked: “For some special reasons, Miss Guo and Mr. Pang have not applied for ID cards, correct?”
“I’m very curious. You two don’t seem to have huge body mass. How did you subdued so many of them in such a short time? You know, they are not ordinary thugs, but thugs from organised crime. Also, to tell you the truth, the reason why Qin Long had spilled so much information is that Miss Guo had played a certain deterrent effect. He made it very clear that he wanted to go to jail instead of being hunted by you again outside. He said that you mentioned that ‘If they were to commit crime again, you will annihilate them’. Is that true?”
“Miss Guo, Mr. Pang, before I entered the police department, I practiced taekwondo since I was a child, and then I fell in love with Mixed Martial Art fighting. After reading the statements from the thugs, I’ve a wistful longing to meet the two of you.” As he said that, he began to untie the cufflinks of his shirt and rolled up his sleeves: “I wonder if I could have the honour to spar with you?”
Guo Ming looked at Pang Deyou, Pang Deyou nodded and got up. “Sure!”
What happened after that was something Captain Chen would never want to recall again. Regardless of whether or not these two people were “traversing” according to Zhang Renyi’s words, they were quick beyond his imagination! Peng Deyou waited for him to set up his fighting posture before he finished the fight in three moves. The lady named Guo Ming was even more exaggerated. As soon as he made his punch, she pinched his wrist and with a light jerk, dislocated his shoulder. What’s more, she explained that this was how Qin Long’s arm was dislocated.
Touching his still aching shoulders, Captain Chen was delighted and a little embarrassed, “It’s true about the saying that “there is always someone better”! I didn’t expect the two of you who look so much younger than me, to possess such strong martial arts skills! I would like to personally invite you two to take part in the upcoming operation. According to Qin Long’s confession, the representatives sent by Hongyun Food Factory included two very highly skilled people. The buyer had kept urging them not to confront them in a face-to-face conflict, otherwise there is no guarantee that they will survive. Therefore, if we could enlist the help from the two of you in this operation, that would be a much greater chance of success! And I believe that after the operation, the ID cards of the two of you will be of no issue at all. May I invite you to participate in our operation as “The city bureau’s outsourced personnel.”