2 Chinese Men Charged for Money Laundering

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TWO Chinese men will appear in court on Friday after they were arrested by police for running an illegal Play Whe and gambling business.

Police said Xiao Xio Bo Zhang, 33, and Bo Zhang, 34, were held at a house at Toruba Road, Marabella on July 18 with $173,932.

They were charged with money laundering by Cpl Roger Boodhoo and will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate to answer charges under the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Gambling and Betting Act.

The men were allegedly running illegal Play Whe bets and also had roulette and other gaming machines without a liquor or a club license, police said.

They were held one day after another Chinese national Xiao Fu Hu, who had the same address, was arrested attempting to leave the country with US $213,500.

He was charged by Customs and Excise as the money was allegedly found in the lining of his suitcase.



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