China in 1949 is destined to be an extraordinary year. From the first day of the new year, the Chinese people are looking forward to it. The birth of the new regime has gone through many fogs. Beijing in the golden autumn of October has attracted the attention of the world. The Chinese have truly become the masters of their country, and the Chinese nation has also embarked on a great journey of national rejuvenation.
The atmosphere of liberation has been permeating until November, and everyone’s joy has not diminished at all. At that time, it was late autumn in Beijing, and the autumn was strong.
China’s command center Zhongnanhai people People come and go, everyone is busy for this new China. But there was a person who looked in a hurry and didn’t want to appreciate the beautiful scenery. He walked quickly to the office. This person was Luo Ruiqing, the first minister of public security in our country.
I saw him frowning, walking hurriedly through a corridor and heading straight to a quaint courtyard. Everyone else can find his anxiety. What seems to be wrong?
Mystery 18 years ago
He just received an urgent task arranged for him by Chairman Mao, and it was a mystery. Chairman Mao encountered such an urgent case within one month of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It must be nothing. Good thing, so I asked him to go to the study for an interview.
After arriving at the chairman’s Juxiang Bookstore, the staff took him into the meeting room and left. It seems that this matter is relatively confidential, and the secretary cannot listen to it yet.
Luo Ruiqing tidied up her clothes at the door, raised her head, and reported to the chairman loudly:”Report to the chairman, Luo Ruiqing report!&34;, &34;Oh , Luo’s eldest son is here, come in quickly.&34;An authentic Xiangtan accent came out.
Luo Ruiqing strode into the living room and saw the chairman sitting at his desk looking at the documents as usual. Stacks of documents filled the table. It seems that the chairman I didn’t have much rest. I was skillfully holding a cigarette in my other hand, and the cigarette emitted puffs of green smoke.
&34;click&34; Luo Ruiqing salutes the chairman with a standard military salute.
&34;Luo’s eldest son, sit down.&34;Chairman Mao is accustomed to calling his name, but it has been unable to change it over the years, and beckoned him to sit down.
Luo Ruiqing sat on the green suede sofa against the wall, and then Chairman Mao put down the documents, slow Slowly stood up, walked around the room with his hands behind his back, thinking about something as he walked. Luo Ruiqing did not dare to speak, and did not want to disturb the chairman’s thoughts, so he waited quietly. After a while, the chairman finally spoke:&34 ;The eldest son of Luo, I am eager to call you over this time, just because I want you to help me untie the knot left over for many years.&34;Chairman Mao stopped and looked at Luo Ruiqing with a serious face.
&34; Chairperson, don’t worry, I promise to complete the task !&34;Luo Ruiqing hurriedly got up and stood at attention, expressing her position to the chairman loudly.
&34;You must help me solve the case as soon as possible!&34;Chairman Mao extinguished his hand Cigarette, began to tell him what happened that year. This incident has troubled him for 18 years and is puzzled. Now it reappears in front of the world.
It turned out that this incident happened in 1931. Shanghai Songjiang is a bizarre case that shocked the Party Central Committee. It caused irreparable losses to the Chinese revolution and caused Chairman Mao to remember it.
Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of this matter.
In the early winter of 1931, a traitor Gu Shunzhang appeared in the Shanghai Provisional Party Organization. He was called the most dangerous traitor in the history of the CCP because his betrayal revealed a lot of information about comrades. Many comrades were arrested one after another. For a time, Shanghai was shrouded in white terror. The revolutionary movement in Shanghai was also undergoing severe tests, and years of hard work were all burned.
In order to ease the current predicament, Shanghai Underground The party organization sent a distress signal to the Central Soviet Area, hoping that they could allocate funds so as to make up for the loss of the liaison station and rescue the arrested comrades.
After receiving the distress message from Shanghai, Chairman Mao was of course anxious as the chairman of the Soviet area. He quickly ordered his subordinates to raise enough funds to support Shanghai at all costs.
At that time, the Central Red Army was also a poor jingle. How could there be any cash? There was no way they could only find all the gold they could find, including seized gold rings, gold earrings and other jewelry, Twelve gold bars, 10 taels per gold bar, a total of 120 taels of gold. This is not a small sum. The Soviet area has also tried its best. The money should be an emergency.
The money is in place, how about Shanghai? Getting money is even more difficult. There are bank transfers now, but the Communist Party didn’t dare to use banks at that time. They were all strictly controlled by the Kuomintang. If you deposit money in it, it would be like a sheep’s mouth.
Therefore, someone must send the money there. This is the safest way. But human nature is greed, no one will not be fascinated by money, just a matter of quantity.
I want to send this gold from Ruijin to Shanghai, which is a long way away, and it has to break through the enemy’s blockades and investigations. It is unpredictable and there may not be loopholes in any link, so we must think of the safest The way to do it.
Finally, after discussion, everyone has developed a relatively safe method, which can be said to be a strange trick. First, divide the whole itinerary into 7 stops, starting from Ruijin, passing through Nanping, Fuzhou, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Hangzhou , Songjiang, finally arrived in Shanghai.
Comrade Lin Boqu special Made an old chess piece, because of the handwork, it can guarantee that it is difficult to imitate the trace. He also wrote the word &34;快&34; on the chess piece. He cut the chess piece into seven pieces and handed it over to the seven traffic men responsible for the transportation.
Each traffic man has his own superior. The superior gives these traffic men a lock and a key, but the keys in their hands cannot unlock the lock.
Only when handing over, the key in one’s off-line hand can unlock the lock in his hand, and the chess pieces in the two hands must be able to be put together, which is considered successful.
After the handover is completed, the on-line trafficmen will return the chess pieces in their hands to the Soviet area, but there is a local underground organization responsible for the transportation. Everyone strictly divides the work and does not know the tasks of others, but only completes themselves That part will do.
The gold bars are firmly locked into a copper box However, these seven trafficmen did not know what was inside. This is also the basic requirement of many years of work, and they cannot be asked or said. When the Soviet area receives a complete piece, it proves that the task is complete.
This design is really wonderful in the backward conditions at the time! Its design is not complicated but very clever. First of all, the risks on the road are greatly reduced. Generally, everyone is more sure about the road sections they are familiar with, and even if there is danger, they will feel it in advance.
If a person arrives from the beginning, he won’t have a complete understanding of such a long route. It must be full of various unknown risks. If you do so, the human risk will be great, not to mention. Other hazards too.
But divide the whole itinerary into 7 sections, each section of the road is given to familiar trafficmen, then the human factor will be minimized. In that era of war and chaos, no one can guarantee that there will be problems, so the locals are the safest.
Of course, this method also has problems, that is, it increases the handover Frequency increases the risk of handover. The more the handover links, the greater the risk is inevitable, so a triple insurance is designed for this situation.
One is the joint code, which is a joint practice that trafficmen are accustomed to, and it is the most basic insurance. The second is the combination of keys and locks. The previous person can open the next lock, which is restricted by layers. The third is this special chess piece, which is specially made by Lin Boqu. The gaps are very complicated, and there are brush writings. It is really difficult to imitate, so the three methods check each other to ensure that the joint is smooth and correct.
The chess piece has another function, that is, it can prove that the action is completed accurately, or there is a problem. The missing piece can know which section of the road and which trafficman has the problem, and it is quite convenient to track down.
Here I really have to admire the wisdom and wisdom of those predecessors. They do not have a high degree of education, but they continue to grow up in the struggle against the enemy.
But with such a perfect design, there were still problems in the end. The Shanghai party organization waited hard, but there was no gold. The pieces received by the Soviet area only had the first 6 pieces, and the gold was in the hands of the last trafficman. Did not hand it over, and I also lost the news, as if the world had evaporated.
The Shanghai organization at that time suffered a huge crisis and had no money Nothing can be done. In the end, our nine comrades did not make sacrifices in time for rescue. A large number of injured comrades did not have money to treat the sequelae of varying degrees. Even the sacrifices were made. The families of the martyrs were unable to resettle them and lived a rather miserable life. . When funds were insufficient and moved away from the original office, the organization’s actions were greatly affected.
The news reached the central government. Chairman Mao was furious and demanded A thorough investigation of this matter, but at that time the whole of China was Chiang Kai-shek‘s territory, and it was as difficult to investigate it as possible.
Furthermore, the Communist Party’s power in Shanghai has been hit hard, and it is impossible to conduct effective investigations. This matter will not be solved. It has become Chairman Mao’s heart thorn. Eighteen years later, he returned remember.
Starting to solve the mystery case
After Chairman Mao finished speaking, Luo Ruiqing knew the knot that had troubled the Chairman for many years, and he dared not neglect it for a moment. The Shanghai Public Security Bureau was immediately ordered to be responsible for investigating the matter, so the Shanghai Public Security Bureau established an agency called &34;Unidentified Investigation Office&34;, which was directly in charge of the director.
In order to ensure the investigation of the case as soon as possible, the Public Security Bureau gathered four old investigators into this group. They were Jiang Wenzeng, Xu Liding, Xu Deshen, and Wu Hong. These four capable generals took orders and started. Get to work. In fact, the facts of the case focused on the last trafficman. Whether he betrayed the revolution, absconded with gold, or was conspired by others, in short, as long as he knew his whereabouts, the matter would be clear.
Jiang Wenzeng and others have rich The investigative experience, they stripped the cocoon, although it has gone through nearly two decades, Shanghai is not what it used to be, but there must be a breakthrough. After analysis, I decided to start with the 6th traffic man. Can I find the seventh?
The trafficmen in those days were unnamed. They were all underground liaison officers of our party. Their identities were extremely confidential, and they maintained a one-line contact with their superiors. As long as the superiors had an accident, they would lose their information, so the difficulty can be imagined. .
Nevertheless, with the efforts of the investigation team, the first five trafficmen were found smoothly, but the most critical sixth place is that there is no clue.
But luck was on the side of the investigation team. They went to the relevant departments in Songjiang to find out that someone claimed to be a party member and was responsible for the party’s underground liaison work during the war. The investigation team found him , After inquiring, it was determined that this was the sixth traffic man who was looking for, named Liu Zhichun.
The investigation team finds Liu Zhichun, and then things can be done Having found the problem, he recalled the scene of the handover that year. Liu Zhichun said that in Songjiang, he received instructions from his superiors, asking him to go to a place called &34;Hanyuan Hotel&34;. One day he saw people in black clothes coming over and was asking about coming from Hangzhou. The guest, he is from Hangzhou.
So the two of them confronted each other in the room with a secret sign, and they put together the chess pieces, the keys were correct, all the steps were okay, and the man took the box.
Liu Zhichun didn’t expect that as soon as he handed over the box, he was interrogated by the police. Fortunately, he was one step ahead of time. Then he handed the chess pieces to the organization and broke contact, and never took part in the work again. In addition, he said that the man in black was carrying a piece of paper, which seemed to be a proof of residence.
The investigation team quickly searched for the owner of the Hanyuan Hotel back then, but the boss said that the person did not live in his store. This key clue must be caught, so the investigation team began to look for the hotel of the year. See if anyone in black will stay. Many hotels have closed down for a long time and changed owners, making investigations quite difficult, and having been busy for a while has no effect.
Just when the investigation team was at a loss, a meal came out with clues. The local army leaders knew that they were working there and they were all former comrades-in-arms, so the group made an appointment for dinner, and they started discussing the matter at the dinner table. When they heard their exchanges while the cook was cooking, they interrupted. , There was an internal guest house opened by the security team back then, I don’t know if you have been there.
The investigation team did not know the existence of this guest house, let alone check it. The cook continued:&34;I used to stay in that kitchen for a while. They only entertain acquaintances and they are all introduced guests, so most people don’t know. &34;
The investigation team went to investigate immediately This internal guest house finally found the position of the security team. The account book of the guest house was in the security team. It was quite inconspicuous, but it was left intact until now.
There are lodging records on the ledger, and the records on the night of December 3, 1931 are also there. That night, a person named &34;Liang Bichun&34; lived here with the identity of Shanghai&34;Xiangdeyuan&34 The pharmacist in the pharmacy came to Songjiang to purchase medicine.
The investigation team came to the Shanghai &34;Xiangdeyuan&34; pharmacy. The pharmacy has long been closed, and the boss is missing. Through inquiring about old residents nearby, there was indeed a pharmacist named”Liang Bichun”, but one day he suddenly disappeared. The investigation team immediately focused on the disappearance of the gold. It seems that the truth is not far away.
Through searching, the investigation team found other employees of the pharmacy and found a photo of them. This photo was taken to Liu Zhichun, and he recognized the man in black at a glance.
Liang Bichun is finally determined, at least he knows what he looks like , The next step is to determine the person’s location for further investigation. Liang Bichun is from Jiading, so the focus of the next detection is Jiading, Zhejiang.
With the help of Jiading Public Security Bureau, the investigation team summoned all the local medicinal shop owners and asked them to recognize the person in the photo. After all, Liang Bi is a pharmacy employee and must be related to this industry.
But no one knew these people. Just when everyone was about to leave, an old man came in and said angrily how he could not be called for a meeting. This old man is an old man in the local medicinal industry. Look The person in the photo smiled, isn’t this his apprentice?
The old man took the investigation team to Liang Bichun’s house, but this person was early Just moved. He was not there, but a bunch of relatives were still here. They asked all night and found out that when his mother-in-law died, his wife came back once. Following this clue, the investigation team finally found that Liang Bichun was in Shanghai.Pudong Yangjing Town.
The mystery is finally revealed
Liang Bichun opened a watch shop in Shanghai. The shop has fallen into disrepair. He and his wife are together The appearance of being destitute, there is no way to make a fortune. The investigation team didn’t talk much, and they talked about their problems straightforwardly. This made Liang Bichun stunned. He didn’t expect that the organization would track down this incident for so many years. He smiled bitterly:The bricks of the stove can Open it, you will see a ceramic medicine jar with an envelope inside. I believe you will understand.
The investigative team opened the stove dubiously, Sure enough, two letters were found in the medicine jar, so this dusty eighteen-year old event finally reappeared. After Liang Bichun got the box that day, he went to Shanghai and drove a rickshaw on the dock. But when the rickshaw was climbing the slope, two passers-by came to help push the cart. Suddenly, a person took out a handkerchief and covered his nose and mouth. At this moment, Liang Bichun felt dizzy and soon became unconscious.
When he woke up, he was staying in a hotel and the copper box was missing. That’s it! Was robbed! He immediately flashed this thought. Although this box didn’t know what it was, it must be of great importance, otherwise it would not be checked, so he was afraid of being punished by the organization, so he could only take his family and run away.
Liang Bichun was very thoughtful. He was worried that the organization would be held accountable, so he asked the hotel owner to write a certificate proving that he was brought in, and at least he could prove that he was robbed. Although the investigation team knew the ins and outs of this incident, three more strangers appeared, and the whereabouts of the gold bars had to find these talents, and it was virtually more difficult to work.
The investigation team can only find the old criminal police before liberation to help, see if they have any impression of these three thieves? The result is definitely not there. After so many years, Shanghai is so big, there are too many thieves to remember.
When he was unable to do anything, Liang Bichun was taken into the hotel The guy told the investigation team that he had a dream once, and he happened to dream that the number of Liang Bichun’s rickshaw was 300169. This looks like a joke to others, but these guys pay much attention to the passengers on the rickshaw, they may be their big customers, so they have an extra heart.
The investigation team did not ignore the help of the young guy. They tried to keep checking according to this number. Sure enough, they found this number. The owner is a dance school owner, but this person is a serious business. People, never did that kind of thing.
Now all the clues of the investigation team are on the edge of the cliff, no The road can be found, but the old detective who has asked before brings the key information.
Their Tilanqiao Prison imprisoned a young man who was sentenced to ten years in prison for rape. However, during the exchange, this person asked the guards that he knew of a golden robbery, if he took the initiative to explain it to him as a great achievement.
The prison guard continued to question. This young man was surnamed Bai, and his cousin usually likes to do those sneaky things.
But one day, he borrowed his own rickshaw, got rich after a few days out, and opened a shop as the owner. According to the approximate time, the time when these gold bars were lost, the investigation team immediately interrogated the young man. First, he determined the number of his rickshaw, which turned out to be 300196, which was the last two digits difference from the number that the guy said, which was just the reverse.
The investigation team was overjoyed when they heard this number. The two numbers are so close, they can basically be sure that these two things are one thing.
Next, the investigation team directly found his cousin Ji Jiagui, the copper box containing the gold bars was found in Ji Jiagui’s house, and the truth became clear. It was Ji Jiagui who borrowed the rickshaw as a cover and found two associates to help push the cart. In action.
Unfortunately, they met Liang Bichun, a traffic officer on their first business, and the three of them each took forty taels of gold. After they were rich, they became the big bosses, and they never did these sneaky things. .
The accomplices Liu Agu and Zhuang Ke were both found under Ji Jiagui’s account. There are still some gold ornaments in Liu Agu’s house, which he said were made with gold from that year.
Zhuang Ke did not expect to be an anti-journalist. At first he was in the youth gang mixed society. Later, the youth gang leader Du Yuesheng Dai Li made good friends, so his men joined Dai Li’s anti-Japanese ranger, and unfortunately died while fighting with the Japanese. The National Government chased him as a martyr. He put twenty taels of gold to his mother, and the investigation team did not move when found.
The case was finally solved, and everyone received their due Legal sanctions. Ji Jiagui and Liu Agu were executed by shooting, and Liang Bichun was sentenced to ten years in prison. The government considered that he had contributed to the revolution and would not be held accountable for his contributions to the revolution.
The young man surnamed Bai made a great contribution to this case, so he not only exonerated him from the crime, but also found a guard to work for him. These people received the punishment they deserved. It was because of their greed that many comrades died unfortunately. Today, it can be regarded as the spirit of comfort to the martyrs.
This bizarre and unpredictable case that has plagued Chairman Mao for 18 years has finally been solved. He can’t help but sigh when he recalls again. Back then, I really didn’t have the strength to solve such a simple matter, so I have been procrastinated until now.
The four comrades Jiang Wenzeng, Xu Liding, Xu Deshen, and Wu Hong who were investigating the case were also commended. If they weren’t afraid of hardships and brave, it would be difficult to find them in the gloom of time. The truth is also the greatest respect for the sacrificed martyrs.
Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the civilian police have made efforts to build the country With great contributions and sacrifices, the place where we live seems to be safe, but most areas abroad are still full of dangers. Even developed countries such as the United States cannot travel safely at night, so what we enjoy is what many people dream of. To learn contentment and gratitude. Without so many police guards day and night, there would be no safe day for the Chinese people. Thanks to the police!