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Kenny: "All of my street dealers are abandoning me. All my years as a noble outlaw are coming to nothing."
Huang: "Uncle, let me help. What are you dealing: counterfeit goods, stolen merchandise?"
Kenny: "My stock is more 'pharmaceutical' in nature, the kind that's difficult to legally source."
Huang: "Of course - You're a drug lord."
Kenny: "A NOBLE drug lord!"

Kenny Lee and Huang Lee talk about business

Tricks of the Triad is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars given by Wu 'Kenny' Lee. This mission introduces the game's drug dealing feature, teaching the player to sell and buy drugs.


Huang first meets with Uncle Kenny at his restaurant. Uncle Kenny tells him that business in drug dealing is high, and he needs to make a fortune out of it. So, he tells Huang to go over to his apartment, where he stashed some samples of drugs, and to take them to a dealer who is willing to take them off his hands in Steinway.


First, go to the nearby apartment. After walking in, there will be a red toolbox inside. This is the stash box, which can hide any drugs the player have. Click on it to find the different drug categories. Only one is available for now, which is Acid. Normally the player can select how much he needs, but Uncle Kenny wants Huang to sell them all. Click on the check sign, and it'll be transferred to Huang's holdall, the bag which holds all of the drugs to be traded, and ones that have been bought.

Then, drive over to the dealer on the GPS. He'll be marked with a blue briefcase, and is in a Firefly Projects basketball court. Sell all of the acid, and after that the dealer will tell Huang something. Security cameras are in the discreet locations dealers pick, and more and more of them are being arrested. Because of this, the prices for drugs are skyhigh, and until the cameras are destroyed the prices will drop.

Shortly after this, another dealer called Danny e-mails Huang on his PDA that he has some rock-bottom cheap coke for sale. He'll be marked by a coke sign and a red arrow meaning the dealer is selling. Drive over to Meadows Park to meet him, and buy all the coke he has. But then, cops begin to bust the deal. Stash the coke in Huang's apartment before you getting busted, or the police will confiscate it. Once the player gets back to the apartment, enter it and stash the coke in the stash box. Then, exit and the mission is completed.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Some samples have been stashed at your apartment, go there and collect them
  • Find Kenny's dealer in East Island City
  • Approach the dealer
  • Find the dealer who emailed you from Meadows Park
  • Approach the dealer
  • Stash the coke at your apartment before you get busted


Since this introduces Drug Dealing, the mini game is unlocked for anytime. Finding new dealers will add them to your map, and make sure that you have enough drugs to sell and enough money to buy. From time to time, dealers will e-mail you with special discounts on drugs, or times where they tell you if you sell them a particular type of drug, they'll pay you big time with cash. There are up to 80 dealers to find, and they'll be in discreet locations for you to deal with them.

This mission also unlocks the 100 cameras scattered around Liberty City for destruction. The more you destroy, the lower the prices for drugs go down. This is GTA Chinatown Wars's version of hidden packages.

Mission Replay description

"Land of the free, my ass. This place is gonna be land of the freebasing just as soon as I find more dealer contacts.

This town is so full of crackheads, deadbeats, and junkies that I'm gonna be flying home on my own jet - maybe even my own airline.

Still, this city's security cameras are a bitch - maybe I should do something about them. Like I said, land of the free, my ass."


  • The name of this mission references the saying "tricks of the trade"..


Video Walkthroughs

Tricks of the Triad
GTA Chinatown Wars - Walkthrough - Mission 6 - Tricks of the Triad05:53

GTA Chinatown Wars - Walkthrough - Mission 6 - Tricks of the Triad

Tricks of the Triad
GTA Chinatown Wars - Replay Gold Medal - Wu "Kenny" Lee - Tricks of the Triad02:36

GTA Chinatown Wars - Replay Gold Medal - Wu "Kenny" Lee - Tricks of the Triad

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