According to the Australian newspaper, agents of the Australian Federal Police recently smashed an international money laundering organization that sent tens of millions of Australian dollars to criminals outside Australia. The police have arrested many members of criminal groups and seized more than 100 million Australian dollars in stolen money.
It is reported that the police will accuse Sydney men Jiyuan Ma and Wuchan Wang of providing a "buy agent" service-legally sending baby formula and other scarce products to China for resale, and transferring millions in the city The Australian dollar's drug profits. It is understood that the group is suspected of money laundering, and its clients include some overseas-based "high-net-worth" criminal leaders who are currently wanted by the Australian authorities.
Among them, 37-year-old Mr. Wang was accused of "collecting money" and was arrested on the spot when he delivered two light blue refrigerated bags at the AC Tomorrow purchasing warehouse in Auburn, Western Sydney on Monday. According to the police, each bag was marked with the number "500" , Which totals 100 million Australian dollars in cash.
Another 40-year-old man, Mr. Ma, was playing a poker machine at the Ermington Hotel, a 15-minute drive away from the warehouse. He was arrested by the police when he left the bar. The police stated that they will be charged with co-crime. It is understood that its Porsche was also impounded as part of a criminal tool.
The third man, Thomas Keogh (Thomas Keogh) was also arrested by the New South Wales Police. At 4:45 pm this Monday, the 21-year-old man was stopped by police while driving a gray Audi SUV in Prairiewood, western Sydney, and was accused of handing over a pack of cash to Mr. Wang.
He was taken to the Fairfield Police Station and he is still in custody after being denied bail by the District Court on Tuesday.
During the long-term investigation of the money laundering syndicate by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the police noticed the group.
The police will accuse this group of diverting millions of Australian dollars in drug sales revenue through "Daigou" on behalf of criminal clients. They are charged with handling the proceeds of crime. The group is still in detention. If found guilty, they may face up to 25 years in prison.
The investigation is continuing to determine whether the daigou operators behind AC Tomorrow know that they are suspected of transferring "black money" overseas on behalf of the criminal group. As of now, the Australian has not been able to contact these business owners.
At present, there are hundreds of daigou agents operating in Australia, using cash to legally buy popular products such as infant formula, cosmetics and high-end clothing in stores in Australia, and then ship these products to China and sell them for profit.
The Australian Federal Police believes that money launderers have infiltrated some businesses and mixed illegal drug profits with cash used to purchase goods. When these goods are sold in the name of money launderers, the "clean" profits are used to fund overseas criminal clients.
Australian Federal Police Special Agent Geoff Hyde said that although the criminal leaders who lead the money laundering network and many of their clients are overseas, Australian law enforcement agencies are working with the global police to destroy these groups.
He said: "This ability to transfer funds overseas allows international drug trafficking organizations to continue to import drugs into Australia, then sell them, and make profits by transferring sales revenue overseas. We are closely tracking their activities. . Our goal is to outwit them."
Martin Fileman, Commander of the Organized Crime Squad in New South Wales, said: "Our priority is to protect the safety of our people from domestic and foreign threats. Those trying to profit from criminal activities in New South Wales should Knowing that we are working on global cooperation to separate their actions and send them to court."