Chapter 96: Team 2 – Basically a Leader with a Following (Part two)
Xu Cheng was a bit shocked. He originally thought they would just transfer him to the Criminal Investigation Department as a newbie to assist the captain with cases, but he actually directly became a captain. Things did look interesting, it seemed like he didn’t need to wait for a long time and could directly lay his hands on the four Gates’ cases.
At the thought of this, he curiously asked Ran Jing, “Which team looks after West Gate?”
Ran Jing proudly replied, “I’m responsible for keeping an eye on both West and East Gate, what do you want?”
Xu Cheng: “If you don’t have the time for both, can you give the West Gate case to me?”
“Why would I?” Ran Jing snorted. If they were friends, then there would be room for negotiation. But now, they were in direct competition with each other, so why would she give her opportunity to her competitor?
“Because I can dismantle West Gate faster than you,” Xu Cheng said confidently.
Ran Jing: “West Gate isn’t like North Gate. They control at least 5 casinos, which makes up for more than half of the casinos in the city. Every year, their revenue and cash flow accounts are big numbers. You won’t be able to take care of them like the way you dealt with North Gate. In the past few years, I had been investigating their accounts, and I suspect that they are also involved in illegal money-laundering in addition to their legal casinos’ profits. But you should know, when dealing with an entity as big as them, it’s not as easy as just presenting a few search warrants and finding a few pieces of evidence.”
Xu Cheng: “I know. It’s not just about money-laundering, it also possibly involves many other people and forces, and that’s why I said maybe you won’t be able to chew this bone. It is quite dangerous since you are basically playing with fire.”
Ran Jing was a bit confused. “Why West Gate?”
Xu Cheng: “Because it makes me happy.”
Shen Yao: “The water with West Gate is a lot deeper than North Gate. North Gate was, at most, the dogs of the other three Gates, so what you just did was basically taking care of the three Gates’ dog. It doesn’t mean you can take on the other three as well.”
Ran Jing: “I think what you should do right now is to conquer your subordinates on Team 2. Hearing that you were airdropped from the bottom level of a local police station, I feel like your 10 subordinates on Team 2 won’t be convinced with you being their new boss. If I were you, I would hurry and report to duty and convince them that you are a competent new boss, rather than dragging it on and reporting to your new post in a couple of days.”
Xu Cheng was a bit confused. “That’s strange, how come your team can utilize 15 to 30 members, but my team only has 10 people?”
Ran Jing smiled. “Every group is different. Your Team 2’s former captain is getting old and didn’t get much done over the years, so after years of reallocation of resources, your team now has the lowest grade of resources. Amongst the 10 teams in the Criminal Investigation Department, I think your Team 2 is the most chill one. The good news is that it’s an independent team, but to be blunt, the moment the other teams get busy and need a hand, Team 2, including the captain, will be assigned over to help out. Simply put, it can be considered a backup group.”
Xu Cheng didn’t know whether he should laugh or cry. “Then why the fack would you guys still congratulate me? Did I really get promoted or did I jump from one pit to another pit?”
Ran Jing: “Team 2 Captain of the Criminal Investigation Department, listen to this title. How’s it not a promotion?”
Xu Cheng was speechless.
Ran Jing: “Hurry and just report to your new position tomorrow. Your men aren’t completely useless, at least they are similar to you.”
Xu Cheng lifted his brows. “What does that mean?”
Ran Jing smiled. “They are all a bunch of uncultured thug-like officers and quite a few old fritters too. If you don’t prove your worth, I think they won’t be convinced to be led by you. So, after you fix up your team, you can come to me and talk about taking over the West Gate case.” She laughed as if she was gloating and waiting to see Xu Cheng screw up.
Xu Cheng, on the other hand, just raised his glass of champagne, drank it in one go, and then brightly smiled. “I was just concerned that they might be really educated and I wouldn’t be able to get through to them with words, but hey, I love uncultured thugs.”