The monotonous routine work coupled with low wages put a strain on the young workers when limited career advancement opportunities were available. They became discouraged from achieving success legitimately and sought alternative methods such as crime. They enjoyed going to entertainment venues where gang members frequently loitered, and became associated with them. They were introduced by fellow villagers, exemplifying strong regional ties. They committed crime together, and the stolen goods were easily resold for cash at recycling stations. Gambling was commonly used as a form of entertainment in the village. However, the police often arrested the players, leaving the villagers frustrated and losing confidence in the police.