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Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Sole Female & Arrested Lin Baoying to Plead Guilty Including Providing Forged Documents to Justify $27 Million Source of Funds Including $15.7 Million in CIMB Bank, $9.6 Million in Standard Chartered Bank, $1.6 Million in Both OCBC & UOB Kay Hian, Forged Tax Payment Certificate to Julius Baer

22nd May 2024 | Hong Kong

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – The sole female & arrested Lin Baoying is expected to plead guilty including providing forged documents to justify $27 million source of funds including $15.7 million in CIMB Bank, $9.6 million in Standard Chartered Bank, $1.6 million in both OCBC & UOB Kay Hian, and forged tax payment certificate to Julius Baer.   Earlier in May 2024, Turkey Citizen Vang Shuiming had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & 6 weeks jail forging documents, and with $133 million (S$179 million) forfeited representing 90% of $148 million (S$199 million) seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  Vang Shuiming had forged China Merchant Bank & 3 companies statement and presented to the banks, and has bank accounts with Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Earlier in May 2024, Cambodia citizen Chen Qingyuan is expected to plead guilty for money laundering & forgery including providing forged electronic records to Standard Chartered Bank to support girlfriend Wang Qiujiao source of wealth with S$3.1 million of bank transfers in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan S$20 million of assets had been seized & Wang Qiujiao S$4.2 million assets had been seized.  Earlier in May 2024, China Citizen Zhang Ruijin has been sentenced to 15 months jail, with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $87 million (S$118 million) representing 90% of $96.8 million (S$131 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  (See below for Singapore Police statement).  Earlier in April 2024,  Cambodia citizen Su Baolin had been sentenced to 14 months jail (29/4/24), with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $47 million (S$65 million) representing 90% of $52 million (S$72 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  Turkey citizen Vang Shuiming, China citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia citizen Su Baolin are expected to plead guilty in their upcoming court hearings in Singapore.  Vang Shuiming has $146 million (S$200 million) assets seized, and had submitted forged financial statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Zhang Ruijin had received $7.2 million (HKD 56.9 million) criminal-linked proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank and $19 million (HKD 151.3 million ) to CIMB Bank.  Su Baolin has unaccounted $800,000 (S$1.1 million) in cash & a Toyota Alphard.  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 



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Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Turkey Citizen Vang Shuiming Sentenced to 13 Months Jail for Money Laundering & 6 Weeks Jail Forging Documents, $133 Million Forfeited Representing 90% of $148 Million Seized from Vang Shuiming & Wife, Forged China Merchant Bank & 3 Companies Statement, Accounts with Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian

Singapore Police Force

16th May 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingTurkey Citizen Vang Shuiming had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & 6 weeks jail forging documents, and with $133 million (S$179 million) forfeited representing 90% of $148 million (S$199 million) seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  Vang Shuiming had forged China Merchant Bank & 3 companies statement and presented to the banks, and has bank accounts with Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay HianEarlier in May 2024, Cambodia citizen Chen Qingyuan is expected to plead guilty for money laundering & forgery including providing forged electronic records to Standard Chartered Bank to support girlfriend Wang Qiujiao source of wealth with S$3.1 million of bank transfers in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan S$20 million of assets had been seized & Wang Qiujiao S$4.2 million assets had been seized.  Earlier in May 2024, China Citizen Zhang Ruijin has been sentenced to 15 months jail, with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $87 million (S$118 million) representing 90% of $96.8 million (S$131 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  (See below for Singapore Police statement).  Earlier in April 2024,  Cambodia citizen Su Baolin had been sentenced to 14 months jail (29/4/24), with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $47 million (S$65 million) representing 90% of $52 million (S$72 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  Turkey citizen Vang Shuiming, China citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia citizen Su Baolin are expected to plead guilty in their upcoming court hearings in Singapore.  Vang Shuiming has $146 million (S$200 million) assets seized, and had submitted forged financial statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Zhang Ruijin had received $7.2 million (HKD 56.9 million) criminal-linked proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank and $19 million (HKD 151.3 million ) to CIMB Bank.  Su Baolin has unaccounted $800,000 (S$1.1 million) in cash & a Toyota Alphard.  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

Singapore Police Force – On 14 May 2024, Vang Shuiming (“Vang”), a 43-year-old Turkish national, was convicted and sentenced to 13 months and six weeks’ imprisonment for one count of fraudulently using a forged document, an offence under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code (“the Penal Code”), and two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (“CDSA”). An additional 19 charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.  Vang was one of the 10 foreign nationals arrested on 15 August 2023, during a large scale, island-wide raid conducted by Police in relation to its investigations into a group of foreign nationals suspected of laundering the proceeds of their overseas organised crime activities into Singapore. During his arrest, Vang was found in possession of cash and other assets which were suspected to be proceeds from criminal conduct.   The Police subsequently seized and prohibited disposal of about S$199 million worth of assets in relation to Vang, his wife and their companies. The State Court has ordered the forfeiture of about S$179 million (about 90 per cent) of the assets to the State.

Background of the case – Investigations revealed that between 2021 and 2022, Vang submitted a forged bank statement and forged financial statements of three China-incorporated companies  to various financial institutions in Singapore, in response to queries from the financial institutions and to substantiate his source of funds and wealth. In relation to Citibank’s query on payments into his Citibank account, Vang submitted a forged bank statement from China Merchant Bank purportedly in his name even though he did not have any China Merchant Bank account. Vang also represented to Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd and UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd that his wealth was derived from the profits generated by his three companies and provided the forged financial statements of various years.

Vang admitted to having used as genuine falsified financial books of accounts in relation to his business in China, as part of an arrangement to move funds from overseas to Singapore. In the course of investigations, Vang was unable to provide a satisfactory explanation as to the source and provenance of the balances in four local bank accounts in his name, which amounted to more than S$ 2.4 million. In his initial statements to the Police, Vang claimed that the source of funds was from his loan business in China, but later claimed that the funds originated from his gambling winnings and profits derived from real estate investments in Philippines instead. He did not substantiate this latter claim. Vang was charged with the following offences:

  1. Eighteen counts of fraudulently using as genuine a document which he knew to be a forged document under the Penal Code; and
  2. Four counts of money laundering offences under the CDSA.

Any person who is convicted of an offence under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code may be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to 4 years, or with fine, or with both. Any person convicted of an offence under Section 55 of the CDSA may be punished with a fine of up to S$150,000 or with imprisonment for a term of up to 3 years, or with both.  The Police take a serious stance against any person who may be involved in money laundering and deception using forged documents that compromises the integrity of Singapore’s financial system. The Police will also continue to take tough enforcement actions against perpetrators, who will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Related cases – Five of the accused persons arrested during the same raid: Su Wenqiang, a 32-year-old Cambodian national; Su Haijin, a 41-year-old Cypriot national; Wang Baosen, a 32-year-old Chinese national; Su Baolin, a 42-year-old Cambodian national, and Zhang Ruijin, a 45-year-old Chinese national, were convicted and sentenced for money laundering offences last month. Annex A sets out the sentencing outcomes of the six accused persons who have been convicted and sentenced so far in relation to this case.  Court proceedings for the remaining four accused persons related to the case are ongoing. Annex B sets out the offences which they have currently been charged with. Their assets, along with those of other persons linked to the case, will remain seized and prohibited until the State Courts have dealt with their cases.

 

SN Name Sentencing outcome
1 Su Wenqiang
  • Convicted and sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment for two counts of money laundering under Section 54(1) of the CDSA.
  • 100 per cent forfeiture of seized assets (amounting to around S$6 million) to the State.
2 Su Haijin
  • Convicted and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment for one count of resistance to lawful apprehension under Section 225B of the Penal Code and two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the CDSA.
  • About 95 per cent forfeiture of seized/prohibited assets (amounting to more than S$165 million) to the State.
3 Wang Baosen
  • Convicted and sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment for two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the CDSA.
  • 100 per cent forfeiture of seized/prohibited assets (amounting to about S$8 million) to the State.
4 Su Baolin
  • Convicted and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisoment for one count of abetting another to make false representations under Section 424A read with Section 109 of the Penal Code and two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the CDSA, with the remaining charges taken into consideration for sentencing.
  • About 90 per cent forfetiure of seized/prohibited assets (amounting to $65 million) to the State.
5 Zhang Ruijin
  • Convicted and sentenced to 15 months’ imprisoment for two count of fraudulently using a forged document under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code and one counts of money laundering under Section 47AA of the CDSA.
  • About 90 per cent forfetiure of seized/prohibited assets (amounting to $118 million) to the State.
 6  Vang Shuiming
  • Convicted and sentenced to 13 months’ and six weeks imprisoment for one count of fraudulently using a forged documents under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code and two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the CDSA
  • About 90 per cent forfetiure of seized/prohibited assets (amounting to $179 million) to the State.

 

 

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Cambodia Citizen Chen Qingyuan to Plead Guilty for Money Laundering & Forgery Including Providing Forged Electronic Records to Standard Chartered Bank to Support Girlfriend Wang Qiujiao Source of Wealth with S$3.1 Million of Bank Transfers in 2021, Chen Qingyuan S$20 Million of Assets Had Been Seized & Wang Qiujiao S$4.2 Million Assets Had Been Seized

Singapore Police Force

9th May 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingCambodia citizen Chen Qingyuan is expected to plead guilty for money laundering & forgery including providing forged electronic records to Standard Chartered Bank to support girlfriend Wang Qiujiao source of wealth with S$3.1 million of bank transfers in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan S$20 million of assets had been seized & Wang Qiujiao S$4.2 million assets had been seized.  Earlier in May 2024, China Citizen Zhang Ruijin has been sentenced to 15 months jail, with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $87 million ($118 million) representing 90% of $96.8 million ($131 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  (See below for Singapore Police statement).  Earlier in April 2024,  Cambodia citizen Su Baolin had been sentenced to 14 months jail (29/4/24), with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $47 million ($65 million) representing 90% of $52 million ($72 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  Turkey citizen Vang Shuiming, China citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia citizen Su Baolin are expected to plead guilty in their upcoming court hearings in Singapore.  Vang Shuiming has $146 million (S$200 million) assets seized, and had submitted forged financial statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Zhang Ruijin had received $7.2 million (HKD 56.9 million) criminal-linked proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank and $19 million (HKD 151.3 million ) to CIMB Bank.  Su Baolin has unaccounted $800,000 (S$1.1 million) in cash & a Toyota Alphard.  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – China Citizen Zhang Ruijin Sentenced to 15 Months Jail, Court Order to Forfeit $87 Million Representing 90% of $96 Million Net Assets Seized & Prohibited 

Singapore Police Force

3rd May 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingChina Citizen Zhang Ruijin has been sentenced to 15 months jail, with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $87 million ($118 million) representing 90% of $96.8 million ($131 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  (See below for Singapore Police statement).  Earlier in April 2024,  Cambodia citizen Su Baolin had been sentenced to 14 months jail (29/4/24), with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $47 million ($65 million) representing 90% of $52 million ($72 million) net assets seized & prohibited.  Turkey citizen Vang Shuiming, China citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia citizen Su Baolin are expected to plead guilty in their upcoming court hearings in Singapore.  Vang Shuiming has $146 million (S$200 million) assets seized, and had submitted forged financial statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Zhang Ruijin had received $7.2 million (HKD 56.9 million) criminal-linked proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank and $19 million (HKD 151.3 million ) to CIMB Bank.  Su Baolin has unaccounted $800,000 (S$1.1 million) in cash & a Toyota Alphard.  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

Singapore Police Force – On 30 April 2024, Zhang Ruijin (“Zhang”), a 45-year-old Chinese national, was convicted and sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment for two counts of fraudulently using a forged document, an offence under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code (“the Penal Code”), and one count of money laundering under Section 47AA of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (“CDSA”). An additional five charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.  Zhang was one of the 10 foreign nationals arrested on 15 August 2023, during a large scale, island-wide raid conducted by Police in relation to its investigations into a group of foreign nationals suspected of laundering the proceeds of their overseas organised crime activities into Singapore. During his arrest, Zhang was found in possession of cash and other assets which were suspected to be proceeds from his criminal conduct.  The Police subsequently seized and prohibited disposal of about S$131 million worth of assets in relation to Zhang, including cash, three vehicles and five properties. The State Court has also ordered the forfeiture of about S$118 million (about 90 per cent) of the assets to the State.

Background of the case – Investigations revealed that Zhang owned businesses in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), and had instructed for the creation of falsified books of accounts in relation to his business. He also procured forged documents to move funds from the PRC to Singapore, to conceal the source and provenance of the funds.  Between July 2020 and October 2020, Zhang had procured and submitted a forged loan document and a forged property sale contract to his relationship manager at CIMB Bank Berhad (“CIMB”) in response to the bank’s queries about deposits amounting to a total sum of HKD 145,679,100 which were credited into his CIMB account.  Zhang was also unable to provide a satisfactory explanation as to how he came by a sum of HKD 7,500,000 deposited in his CIMB bank account. Although he claimed that the funds were legitimately derived from, among others, profits from his companies overseas, he was not able to substantiate his claims with any documentary evidence.  Zhang was charged with the following offences:

  • Four counts of fraudulently using as genuine a document which he knew to be a forged document under the Penal Code; and
  • Four counts of money laundering offences under the CDSA.

Any person who is convicted of an offence under Section 471 read with Section 465 of the Penal Code may be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to 4 years, or with fine, or with both. Any person convicted of an offence under Section 47AA of the CDSA may be punished with a fine of up to S$150,000 or with imprisonment for a term of up to 3 years, or with both. The Police take a serious stance against any person who may be involved in money laundering and deception using forged documents that compromises the integrity of Singapore’s financial system. We will continue to take tough enforcement actions against perpetrators, who will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Related cases – Four of the accused persons arrested during the same raid, Su Wenqiang, a 32-year-old Cambodian national; Su Haijin, a 41-year old Cypriot national; Wang Baosen, a 32-year old Chinese national; and Su Baolin, a 42-year-old Cambodian national, were convicted and sentenced for money laundering offences earlier this month. Annex A sets out the sentencing outcomes of the five accused persons who have been convicted and sentenced so far in relation to this case.  Court proceedings for the remaining five accused persons related to the case are ongoing. Annex B sets out the offences which they have currently been charged with. Their assets, along with those of other persons linked to the case, will remain seized and prohibited until the State Courts have dealt with their cases.

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Cambodia Citizen Su Baolin Sentenced to 14 Months Jail, Court Order to Forfeit $47 Million Representing 90% of $52 Million Net Assets Seized & Prohibited 

Singapore Police Force

1st May 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingCambodia citizen Su Baolin had been sentenced to 14 months jail (29/4/24), with Singapore Court ordering to forfeit $47 million ($65 million) representing 90% of $52 million ($72 million) net assets seized & prohibited (See below for Singapore Police statement).   Earlier in April 2024, Turkey citizen Vang Shuiming, China citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia citizen Su Baolin are expected to plead guilty in their upcoming court hearings in Singapore.  Vang Shuiming has $146 million (S$200 million) assets seized, and had submitted forged financial statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Zhang Ruijin had received $7.2 million (HKD 56.9 million) criminal-linked proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank and $19 million (HKD 151.3 million ) to CIMB Bank.  Su Baolin has unaccounted $800,000 (S$1.1 million) in cash & a Toyota Alphard.  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

Singapore Police Force – On 29 April 2024, Su Baolin, a 42-year-old Cambodian national, was convicted and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment for one count of abetting another to make false representations under Section 424A read with Section 109 of the Penal Code 1871 and two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act 1992 (“CDSA”). An additional 10 charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.  Su Baolin was one of the 10 foreign nationals arrested on 15 August 2023, during a large scale, island-wide raid conducted by Police in relation to its investigations into a group of foreign nationals suspected of laundering the proceeds of their overseas organised crime activities in Singapore. During his arrest, Su Baolin was found in possession of cash and other assets which were suspected to be proceeds from his criminal conduct.  The Police initially seized and prohibited the disposal of or dealing with about S$100 million worth of assets, consisting of cash, properties, jewelleries, luxury items and alcohol from Su Baolin, his wife and his companies. After accounting for his liabilities in respect of these assets, around S$72 million worth of assets were eventually seized or prohibited. The State Court has ordered the forfeiture of around S$65 million (about 90 per cent) of the assets to the State.

Background of the case – Investigations revealed that between 2019 and 2023, Su Baolin was involved in both punting on online gambling websites, and the operation and/or supervision of unlawful remote gambling activities abroad. He received benefits from the illegal activities in the form of Tether, a cryptocurrency more commonly known as “USDT”. Investigations found that on 3 August 2023, Su Baolin had liquidated a sum of USDT and received at least S$463,243 in cash. This formed part of the cash of S$777,220.50 that was seized by the Police on 15 August 2023. Sometime in January 2023, Su Baolin had also used USDT to purchase a Toyota Alphard. Su Baolin was unable to account satisfactorily how he came by the cash found in his house and the monies used to purchase the Toyota Alphard.   Su Baolin also conspired with one Wang Junjie to submit false financial information relating to his company, Xinbao Investment Holdings Pte Ltd (“Xinbao”), to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, despite being aware that the financial information submitted was false and unsupported by actual business activities. They did that so that Xinbao would appear progressively profitable, and to increase Su Baolin’s chances of obtaining a permanent residency status in Singapore at such time when an application was made with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.  In total, Su Baolin was charged with the following offences:

  • One count of submitting a false document under Section 465 read with Section 471 of the Penal Code (Cap 224, 2008 Rev Ed);
  • One count of conspiring with one Wang Qiming to submit a false document for the purpose of cheating a financial institution under Section 468 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code (Cap 224, 2008 Rev Ed);
  • Two counts of conspiring with one Wang Junjie to make false representations under Section 424A(1) read with Section 109 of the Penal Code (Cap 224, 2008 Rev Ed) and one similar count under Section 424A(1) read with Section 109 of the Penal Code 1871;
  • One count of making statements which he knew to be false in a statutory declaration under Section 14(1)(b) of the Oaths and Declarations Act (Cap 211, 2001 Rev Ed);
  • Three counts of refusing to sign a statement when required by a public servant of him to do so under Section 180 of the Penal Code 1871;
  • One count of making a false declaration in an application for a work pass under Section 22(1)(d) read with Section 20(1)(a) of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990); and
  • One count of a money laundering offence under Section 47(1)(c) of the CDSA (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) and two counts of money laundering offences under Section 55 of the CDSA.

Any person who is convicted for an offence under Section 424A of the Penal Code 1871 may be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to 20 years, or with fine, or with both. Any person who is convicted for an offence under Section 55 of the CDSA may be punished with a fine of up to S$150,000 or with imprisonment for a term of up to 3 years, or with both.

The Police take a serious stance against any person who may be involved in money laundering and deception that compromises the integrity of Singapore’s financial system. We will continue to take tough enforcement actions against perpetrators, who will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Related cases

  • Three of the accused persons arrested during the same raid, Su Wenqiang, a 32-year-old Cambodian national; Su Haijin, a 41-year-old Cypriot national; and Wang Baosen, a 32-year-old Chinese national, were convicted and sentenced for various offences earlier this month. Annex A sets out the sentencing outcomes of the four accused persons who have been convicted and sentenced so far in relation to this case.
  • Court proceedings for the remaining six accused persons related to the case are ongoing. Annex B sets out the offences which they have currently been charged with. Their assets, along with that of other persons linked to the case, will remain seized and prohibited until the State Courts have dealt with their cases.

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Turkey Citizen Vang Shuiming, China Citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia Citizen Su Baolin to Plead Guilty, Vang Shuiming with $146 Million Assets Seized & Had Submitted Forged Financial Statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian, Zhang Ruijin Received $7.2 Million Criminal-Linked Proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank & $19 Million to CIMB Bank, Su Baolin with Unaccounted $800,000 in Cash & Toyota Alphard 

Singapore Police Force

27th April 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingTurkey citizen Vang Shuiming, China citizen Zhang Ruijin & Cambodia citizen Su Baolin are expected to plead guilty in their upcoming court hearings in Singapore.  Vang Shuiming has $146 million (S$200 million) assets seized, and had submitted forged financial statements to Citibank, Julius Baer & UOB Kay Hian.  Zhang Ruijin had received $7.2 million (HKD 56.9 million) criminal-linked proceeds to Standard Chartered Bank and $19 million (HKD 151.3 million ) to CIMB Bank.  Su Baolin has unaccounted $800,000 (S$1.1 million) in cash & a Toyota Alphard.  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – OCBC Bank to Sell Seized Land on Sentosa Cove to Recover $15 Million of Property & Credit Card Debts by Cambodia Citizen Su Baolin, Singapore Police Had Seized $73 Million of Assets from Su Baolin & Wife 

Singapore Police Force

20th April 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – OCBC Bank has appointed a property firm (Edmund Tie) to sell a seized land on Sentosa Cove (60 Ocean Drive) to recover $15 million of property & credit card debts by Cambodia Citizen Su Baolin.  The Singapore Police had seized around $73 million of assets ($99 million) from Su Baolin & his wife.  In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  In April 2024, China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office.  Lin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – China & Vanuatu Citizen Wang Baosen Sentenced to 13 Months Jail for Money Laundering & Has $440,000 in HSBC Bank with Wife He Huifang, 4th Accused Zhang Ruijin with Charges Including Forging Documents to Cheat CIMB Bank to Plead Guilty on 30th April, Zhang Ruijin with $81 Million Assets Including Girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office, Lin Baoying Forged Documents to Cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank

Singapore Police Force

20th April 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering China & Vanuatu citizen Wang Baosen had been sentenced to 13 months jail for money laundering & has $440,000 (S$600,000) in HSBC bank with wife He Huifang.  The 4th accused Zhang Ruijin with charges including forging documents to cheat CIMB Bank is expected to plead guilty on 30th April 2024.  Zhang Ruijin has $81 million assets including with girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family OfficeLin Baoying had forged documents to cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank, and is also facing charges.  In early April 2024,  China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

“ Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – China & Vanuatu Citizen Wang Baosen Sentenced to 13 Months Jail for Money Laundering & Has $440,000 in HSBC Bank with Wife He Huifang, 4th Accused Zhang Ruijin with Charges Including Forging Documents to Cheat CIMB Bank to Plead Guilty on 30th April, Zhang Ruijin with $81 Million Assets Including Girlfriend Lin Baoying Golden Eagle Assets & Golden Eagle Family Office, Lin Baoying Forged Documents to Cheat OCBC & CIMB Bank “

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Cyprus Citizen Su Haijin Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering & Sentenced to 14 Months Jail, Agreed to Forfeit 90% of $126 Million Seized Assets in Plea Bargain, Su Haijin is Ex-Director of Singapore Restaurant & Listed Company No Signboard Holdings, Assets of S$170 Million Including S$46.5 Million in Bank Accounts & S$120 Million in Properties

Singapore Police Force

5th April 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingChina-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin has pleaded guilty (4/4/24) to money laundering & sentenced to 14 months jail, agreeing to forfeit 90% of $126 million (S$170 million) seized assets in plea bargain.   Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

Singapore Police Force (4/4/24): On 15 August 2023, the Police conducted a large scale, island-wide raid in relation to its investigations into a group of foreign nationals suspected of laundering the proceeds of their overseas organised crime activities into Singapore. 10 foreign nationals were arrested during this raid, including Su Haijin, a 41-year-old Cypriot national. Su Haijin was charged with the following offences:

  • One count of resistance to lawful apprehension under Section 225B of the Penal Code 1871 (“the Penal Code”);
  • Three counts of money laundering offences under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (“CDSA”);
  • Three counts of conspiring with one Wang Junjie for the use of forged documents under Section 471 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code;
  • Four counts of conspiring with one Wang Junjie to make false representations under Section 424A read with Section 109 of the Penal Code; and
  • Three counts of false declaration under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990.

On 4 April 2024, Su Haijin was convicted and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment for one count of resistance to lawful apprehension under Section 225B of the Penal Code and two counts of money laundering under Section 55 of the CDSA. The rest of his charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.  The State Court has also ordered the forfeiture of more than S$166 million (or about 95 per cent) of the assets that were seized from Su Haijin, his wife and his companies.  Any person who is convicted for an offence under Section 225B of the Penal Code may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both. Any person who is convicted for an offence under Section 55 of the CDSA may be punished with a fine not exceeding S$150,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.

Background of the case
During the Police raid on 15 August 2023, Su Haijin had jumped from the balcony of his master bedroom on the second floor and was subsequently found to be hiding in a drain near his house in a bid to escape from the Police. He was placed under arrest by the Police on the same day.  At the time of arrest, Su Haijin was found in possession of cash and other assets which were suspected to be benefits from his criminal conduct. The Police seized and prohibited disposal of or dealing with about S$174 million worth of assets, consisting of cash, properties, jewelleries, luxury items and alcohol from Su Haijin, his wife and his companies.   Investigations revealed that Su Haijin was involved in unlawful remote gambling activities abroad. The charges against Su Haijin mainly concern Yihao Cyber Technologies Pte Ltd (“Yihao Cyber Technologies”), a Singapore incorporated company owned by Su Haijin. Between January and October 2021, Yihao Cyber Technologies had received payments from an overseas company which was involved in remote gambling operations targeting foreign nationals, and which derived revenue from such operations. These payments formed part of the monies that were held respectively in Yihao Cyber Technologies’ bank accounts with UOB and DBS bank, amounting to S$999,920.00 and S$438,947.20 respectively. Despite being the director and sole shareholder of Yihao Cyber Technologies, Su Haijin was unable to account satisfactorily that these sums received in the company’s bank accounts were from legitimate sources. Investigations showed that the company did not have any legitimate business operations in Singapore.

Director CAD, Mr David Chew: “Our swift and firm law enforcement efforts in such complex investigations show our commitment to tackle transnational crime in an increasingly interconnected world. Reputable financial systems trade on its integrity. To protect Singapore’s financial system, the Police will spare no effort to detect abuse, detain the criminals and deprive them of their ill-gotten gains. Criminals will seek to abuse our financial system by creating complex corporate structures to receive their criminal proceeds from overseas, launder it and enjoy it here with their families. The Police will take tough and decisive action to afford these criminals no safe harbour for either themselves or their wealth. Asset confiscation is a key priority in Singapore and beyond seeking imprisonment terms for their crimes, we will take all steps within our laws to deprive criminals of their proceeds of crime.”

One of the accused persons arrested during the same raid, Su Wenqiang, a 32-year-old Cambodian national, was convicted and sentenced for money laundering offences earlier this week. Court proceedings on the other 8 accused persons related to the case are ongoing.

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – China-Born Cambodian National Su Wenqiang Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering & Sentenced to 13 Months Jail, First Suspect to be Sentenced & Agreed to Forfeit $4.3 Million Assets, Su Wenqiang Had Operated Gambling Business in Philippines & Singapore, On Wanted List in China for Illegal Online Gambling Activities Since 2017

Singapore Police Force

4th April 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingChina-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang has pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to 13 months jail (2/4/24).  Su Wen Qiang is the first suspect to be sentenced & agreed to forfeit $4.3 million assets (S$5.9 million).  Su Wenqiang had operated gambling business in the Philippines & Singapore, and is on the wanted list in China for illegal online gambling activities since 2017.  See below for Singapore Police Force statement.  In late March 2024, arrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wife.  In 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu.  In March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

Singapore Police Force on Su Wenqiang (2/4/24): On 15 August 2023, the Police conducted a large scale, island-wide raid in relation to its investigations into a group of foreign nationals suspected of laundering the proceeds of their overseas organised crime activities into Singapore. 10 foreign nationals were arrested during this raid, including Su Wenqiang, a 32-year-old Cambodian national. Su Wenqiang was charged with the following offences:

  • Eight counts of money laundering offences under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (CDSA);
  • One count of possession of forged document under the Penal Code 1871; and
  • Two counts of false declaration under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990.

On 2 April 2024, Su Wenqiang was convicted and sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for two counts of money laundering under Section 54(1) of the CDSA. Any person who is convicted for an offence under Section 54(1) of the CDSA may be punished with a fine not exceeding $500,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.  

Investigations revealed that Su Wenqiang was involved in an unlawful remote gambling business based in the Philippines, which offered its remote gambling services to persons overseas. During his arrest on 15 August 2023, the accused was found in possession of cash and assets which were benefits from his criminal conduct. The accused had also made purchases in Singapore, including the purchase of a Mercedes Benz AMG, using proceeds which were benefits from his criminal conduct. In the course of investigations, he was also found to be in possession of a forged marriage certificate, and he had made a false declaration in respect of his own employment pass application as well as arranging for his spouse to obtain an employment pass when she did not have any intention to work in Singapore. The charges for these offences were taken into consideration during his sentencing.   The Police seized around S$6 million worth of assets, consisting of cash, two vehicles, jewelleries, luxury items and alcohol from Su Wenqiang. The State Court has ordered the forfeiture of these seized assets to the State.  Court proceedings on the other accused persons related to the case are ongoing.

Director CAD, Mr David Chew: “The Police have seized all the illicit funds brought into Singapore by the accused. The Police will take swift and firm action against money laundering activities by criminal syndicates. We will zealously keep our financial system clean and work hard to trace, seize and confiscate all criminal property brought into Singapore. Law enforcement, the Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office and regulatory agencies will continue to work together to better detect complex money laundering, arrest the criminals, charge them and deprive them of their ill-gotten gains.”   

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Arrested Vang Shuiming Age 43 Provided Forged Financial Documents in 2 Xiamen Companies to Julius Baer in Singapore, Total of 22 Charges, $148 Million of Assets Seized from Vang Shuiming & Wife, Reported in 2023 with $93 Million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank, Holds Passport from China, Turkey & Vanuatu

Singapore Police Force

30th March 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingArrested Vang Shuiming (Age 43) had provided forged financial documents in 2 Xiamen companies (Xiamen Likanghang Trading Co and Xiamen Yetian Trading Co. in 2017 to 2019) to Julius Baer in Singapore, with a total of 22 charges filed against him.  A total of around $148 million assets had also been seized from Vang Shuiming & his wifeIn 2023, Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank.  Vang Shuiming holds passport from China, Turkey & VanuatuIn March 2024, arrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Arrested China-Born Cyprus Citizen Su Haijin Facing 11 Charges is 2nd Suspect to Plead Guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024, Su Haijin is Ex-Director of Singapore Restaurant & Listed Company No Signboard Holdings, Reported Assets of S$170 Million Including S$46.5 Million in Bank Accounts & S$120 Million in Properties, China-Born Cambodian National Su Wenqiang is the First of Arrested Suspects to Plead Guilty to Charges on 2nd April 2024

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22nd March 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingArrested China-born Cyprus citizen Su Haijin facing 11 charges is the 2nd suspect with intend to plead guilty in Singapore Court on 4th April 2024.  Su Haijin is an ex-Director of Singapore restaurant & listed company No Signboard Holdings, and reported to own assets of S$170 million including S$46.5 million in bank accounts and S$120 million in properties.  China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang is the first of arrested suspects to intend to plead guilty to charges on 2nd April 2024.  Earlier in March 2024, Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Arrested China-Born Cambodian National Su Wenqiang Facing 11 Charges Scheduled for Plead Guilty Mention in Singapore Court on 2nd April 2024, First of Arrested Suspects to Plead Guilty to Charges

9th March 2024 – Arrested China-born Cambodian national Su Wenqiang who is facing 11 charges has been scheduled for a plead guilty mention in Singapore court on 2nd April 2024, and is the first of arrested suspects to plead guilty to the charges.  In late February 2024, suspect Chen Qingyuan faced new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seized.  Earlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Suspect Chen Qingyuan Faces Forgery Charges for Income & Source of Wealth Documents Including of Girlfriend Submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021, $15 Million of Assets Issued Prohibition Orders or Seized 

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22nd February 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingSuspect Chen Qingyuan is facing new forgery charges for income & source of wealth documents including of girlfriend submitted to Standard Chartered Bank in 2021.  Chen Qingyuan $15 million (S$20 million) of assets had been issued prohibition orders or seizedEarlier in February 2024, Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the properties.  In February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Singapore Public Prosecutor Grants Approval to DBS to Sell Properties Placed with Prohibition Orders, DBS Attempts to Recover Loans Securitized by the  Properties

10th February 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering Singapore public prosecutor (Attorney-General’s Chambers) has granted approval to DBS to sell properties placed with prohibition orders, with DBS attempting to recover loans securitized by the propertiesEarlier in February 2024, Vang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Vang Shuiming Received 11 New Charges for Forged Financial Statements to Singapore Brokerage UOB Kay Hian, Singapore Authorities Seized $449,000 Assets Held in UOB Kay Hian

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2nd February 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingVang Shuiming had received 11 new charges for providing forged financial statements to Singapore brokerage UOB Kay Hian (Xiamen Likanghang Trading, Xiamen Yetian Trading & Xiamen Mingxin Guarantee).  Singapore authorities had also seized $449,000 assets ($600,000) held in UOB Kay Hian.  In January 2024, Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering –  Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority ACRA Cancels Registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, Wang Junjie Held Directorships, Secretarial & Shareholder Roles in 185 Firms

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26th January 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – The Singapore Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) has cancelled registrations of LW Business Consultancy & Director Wang Junjie on 18th January 2024, with Wang Junjie holding directorships, secretarial & shareholder roles in 185 firms.  The registrations were cancelled for breaching money laundering, financing terrorism, customer due diligence and beneficial ownerships.  (See below for official notice)  In January 2024, the total assets seized for the Singapore money laundering case has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders. In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

ACRA (19/1/24): The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) cancelled the registrations of filing agent (RFA) LW Business Consultancy Pte Ltd (LWBC) and qualified individual (RQI) Wang Junjie (Wang) on 18 January 2024. The registrations were cancelled in view of breaches of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) controls under the ACRA (Filing Agents and Qualified Individuals) Regulations 2015 (the “ACRA Regulations”).   The AML/CFT breaches committed by LWBC include:  (a) failing to perform additional customer due diligence measures when a customer is not physically present during onboarding;  (b) not inquiring if there exists any beneficial owner in relation to some of its customers; and (c) failing to perform risk assessments in relation to some of its customers.

  • Wang, as the RQI and director of LWBC, also did not supervise his employees in carrying out their duties which resulted in the breaches. Accordingly, ACRA determined that Wang no longer met the fit and proper criteria to remain registered as an RQI, and Wang’s registration as an RQI was consequently cancelled.
  • ACRA’s investigations into LWBC and Wang are part of ACRA’s ongoing investigations into the role played by RFAs and RQIs involved in one of Singapore’s largest AML operations. As there are ongoing investigations related to this matter, we are unable to share more details.  

Obligations of RQIs and RFAs

  • RQIs and RFAs provide corporate secretarial services for business entities, such as helping customers to incorporate companies, file annual returns and fulfil other filing requirements under the Companies Act 1967 or other Acts under ACRA’s purview. RQIs and RFAs are required to perform customer due diligence measures in accordance with the ACRA Regulations, and conduct their business in such a manner as to guard against the facilitation of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.  RQIs and RFAs must also satisfy statutory requirements such as being fit and proper persons, to be registered or continue to be registered.
  • RQIs and RFAs who breach their statutory obligations may be subject to enforcement actions, such as financial penalties of up to $10,000 or $25,000 per breach respectively or have their registrations with ACRA suspended or cancelled. ACRA has planned additional measures such as enhancing the penalties on errant service providers, to strengthen the effectiveness of our anti-money laundering regime. The proposals had undergone public consultation earlier, and we are working with the Ministry of Finance to table them in Parliament in the coming months. 
  • RQIs and RFAs play an important role in helping to detect and combat illicit activities. ACRA takes a serious view of any breach of AML/CFT regulations and will not hesitate to take firm enforcement action against non-compliant service providers. Between 2021 and 2023, ACRA had cancelled or suspended the registrations of 17 RQIs and RFAs.
  • Anyone who has reason to believe that a RQI or a RFA is suspected to have breached his or her statutory obligations should report the matter to ACRA. 

 

 

Singapore $2.2 Billion Money Laundering – Total Assets Seized Increased to $2.2 Billion, Addition of 55 Properties & 15 Vehicles Seized, 2 More Cambodian Suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang Issued Warrants of Arrests, Su Yongcan with $108 Million in Bank Accounts & is Owner of $19 Million Penthouse at South Beach Residences

Singapore | Leading financial centre in Asia

26th January 2024 – Singapore $2.2 Billion Money LaunderingTotal assets seized has increased to $2.2 billion, with addition of 55 properties & 15 vehicles seized, and 2 more Cambodian suspects Su Yongcan & Wang Huoqiang had been issued warrants of arrests and Interpol Red Notices.  The suspect Su Yongcan has $108 million (S$145 million) in bank accounts and is the owner of $19 million (S$26 million) Penthouse at South Beach Residences.  Another 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and 5 luxury watches had also been seized or issued with prohibition orders.  In December 2023 – OCBC bank filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2.2 billion (S$3 billion), including 207 properties, 77 vehicles, $1.2 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 483 luxury bags, 169 luxury watches & 580 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2 Billion Money Laundering – OCBC Files Lawsuit to Seize Property & to Recover $14.7 Million Housing Loan & $165,000 in Credit Card Debt from Cambodian & China-Born Suspect Su Baolin

Singapore | Leading financial centre in Asia

1st December 2023 – Singapore $2 Billion Money Laundering OCBC bank has filed a lawsuit to seize a property to recover $14.7 million (S$19.7 million) housing loan and $165,000 (S$220,570) in credit card debt from Cambodian & China-born suspect Su Baolin (involved in Singapore $2 billion money laundering).  Earlier in November 2023, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2 billion (S$2.8 billion), including 152 properties, 62 vehicles, $1.06 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 294 luxury bags, 164 luxury watches & 546 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2 Billion Money Laundering – DBS with $73 Million Exposure with Majority in Property Financing to 1 Arrested Suspect, Earmarked $145 Million Provisional Losses for Q3 2023 Including for the $73 Million Money Laundering Property Financing Exposure

DBS Singapore

9th November 2023 – Singapore $2 Billion Money LaunderingDBS CEO Piyush Gupta has reported DBS Bank with $73 million (S$100 million) exposure to the $2 billion money laundering case with majority in property financing to 1 arrested suspect, and earmarked $145 million provisional losses for Q3 2023 including for the $73 million Singapore money laundering property financing exposure.  Earlier in October 2023, arrested Vang Shuiming was reported with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2 billion (S$2.8 billion), including 152 properties, 62 vehicles, $1.06 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 294 luxury bags, 164 luxury watches & 546 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore $2 Billion Money Laundering – Arrested Vang Shuiming with $93 Million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 Million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China

Singapore Police Force

21st October 2023 – Singapore $2 Billion Money LaunderingArrested Vang Shuiming with $93 million in Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, RHB Bank & UOB Bank and Wang Dehai with $7 million in UBS, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB, RHB, ICBC & Bank of China.  Singapore Money Laundering – Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2 billion (S$2.8 billion), including 152 properties, 62 vehicles, $1.06 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 294 luxury bags, 164 luxury watches & 546 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below –

 

 

Singapore Central Bank MAS to Conduct On-Site Inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 Billion Money-Laundering Case with $67 Million at Credit Suisse Belonging to Arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 Million at Julius Baer, $1.8 Million at RHB Bank & $436,000 at UOB Bank

Singapore Police Force

21st October 2023 – Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be conducting on-site inspection of Credit Suisse in Singapore $2 billion money-laundering case with $67 million at Credit Suisse belonging to arrested Vang Shuiming, $24 million at Julius Baer, $1.8 million at RHB Bank and $436,000 at UOB Bank.   More than 10 banks had been named Including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB.  Singapore Money Laundering Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2 billion (S$2.8 billion), including 152 properties, 62 vehicles, $1.06 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 294 luxury bags, 164 luxury watches & 546 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China.  More info below –

 

 

Singapore $2 Billion Money Laundering – Source of Money from Illegal Online Gambling & Money Lending, Total Assets Seized Increased to $2 Billion, 152 Properties, 62 Vehicles, $1.06 Billion Cash, $55 Million Cryptocurrencies, 68 Gold Bars, 294 Luxury Bags, 164 Luxury Watches & 546 Pieces of Jewellry, 10 Foreigners Arrested Who are Originally from China and More than 10 Banks Named Including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB

Singapore Police Force

6th October 2023 – Singapore Money Laundering Source of money from illegal online gambling & money lending, total assets seized increased to $2 billion (S$2.8 billion), including 152 properties, 62 vehicles, $1.06 billion cash, $55 million cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 294 luxury bags, 164 luxury watches & 546 pieces of jewellry.  10 foreigners who had been arrested are originally from China and more than 10 banks had been named including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB.  Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million (S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  On 3rd October 2023, Singapore issued a Ministerial Statement on Singapore’s Anti-Money Laundering Regime – Speech by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information & Second Minister for Home Affairs.  Read the full speech here

 

 

Singapore Money Laundering Total Assets Seized Increased to Over $1.75 Billion from $736 Million, 10 Foreigners Arrested Who are Originally from China and More than 10 Banks Named Including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB

Singapore | Leading financial centre in Asia

22nd September 2023 – Singapore money laundering total assets seized had increased to over $1.75 billion ($2.4 billion) from $736 million (15/8/23), with 10 foreigners arrested who are originally from China and more than 10 banks named including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB.  The $1.75 billion assets seized include S$1.12 billion in bank accounts, S$76 million in cash, S$1.24 billion from 110 properties & 62 vehicles, S$38 million of cryptocurrencies, 68 gold bars, 294 luxury bags, 164 luxury watches, and 546 jewellery pieces.  Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million(S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, had also been increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million). The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  More info below:

 

 

Singapore MAS Issues Notice to Banking Compliance Heads to Examine Individuals Linked to Singapore $736 Million Money Laundering by 10 Foreigners Originally from China, Total of $1.3 Billion Assets Seized with More than 10 Banks Named Including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB

Singapore | Leading financial centre in Asia

9th September 2023 – Singapore central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) had issued a notice (30/8/23) to banking Compliance Heads to examine individuals linked to Singapore $736 million money laundering by 10 foreigners originally from China with a total of $1.3 billion ($1.8 billion) assets seized.  Singapore police had seized $91 million (S$125 million) of assets in Credit Suisse and Julius Baer (private banks).  More than 10 banks had been named including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, CIMB & RHB.   Vang Shuiming (Turkey, originally from China) has private bank accounts with Credit Suisse & Julius Baer, and hold assets of $91 million (S$125 million) with Credit Suisse ($67 million) Julius Baer ($33 million). Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million(S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, had also been increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million). The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  More info below.

 

 

Singapore Police Seized $91 Million in Credit Suisse & Julius Baer Private Banks in Singapore $736 Million Money Laundering by 10 Foreigners Originally from China, Total of $1.3 Billion Assets Seized with More than 10 Banks Named Including DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, CIMB & RHB

Credit Suisse Zurich

7th September 2023 – The Singapore police had seized $91 million (S$125 million) of assets in Credit Suisse and Julius Baer (private banks) in the Singapore $736 million money laundering by 10 foreigners originally from China, with a total of $1.3 billion (S$1.8 billion) assets seized with more than 10 banks named including Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, CIMB, and RHB.  Vang Shuiming (Turkey, originally from China) has private bank accounts with Credit Suisse & Julius Baer, and hold assets of $91 million (S$125 million) with Credit Suisse ($67 million) Julius Baer ($33 million). Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million(S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, had also been increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million). The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  More info below.

 

 

DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, CIMB, RHB, Named in Singapore $736 Million Money Laundering by 10 Foreigners Originally from China

DBS Singapore

31st August 2023 – More than 10 banks in Singapore including DBS, OCBC, UOB, Bank of Singapore, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, CIMB, RHB and safe deposit boxes by Certis Cisco Security had been named in the Singapore $736 million money laundering case by 10 foreigners originally from China.  Singapore largest bank DBS Bank registered charges (2021 August) on asset to secure loan to Aiqinhai Investment (Su Haijin, Director) and Bank of Singapore (OCBC private banking subsidiary) registered a charge on asset (2022 January) to secure loans to  Xinbao Investment Holdings (Su Baolin, Director).  Deutsche Bank had been named as a lender (creditor) joining Citibank & CIMB Bank in Singapore being used in the $736 million money laundering by 10 foreigners originally from China, with Deutsche Bank placing a charge on Golden Eagle Assets for loan facilities in 2023 May (Directors of Golden Eagle Assets – Zhang Ruijin & Lin Baoying).  Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million (S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, had also been increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million). The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  More info below.

 

 

More than 10 Banks in Singapore Including Citibank, CIMB Bank & Deutsche Bank Named in Singapore $736 Million Money Laundering by 10 Foreigners Originally from China

Citibank Chinatown New York, United States

25th August 2023 – More than 10 banks in Singapore including Citibank, CIMB Bank & Deutsche Bank had been named in the Singapore $736 million money laundering case by 10 foreigners originally from China.  Deutsche Bank had been named as a lender (creditor) joining Citibank & CIMB Bank in Singapore being used in the $736 million money laundering by 10 foreigners originally from China, with Deutsche Bank placing a charge on Golden Eagle Assets for loan facilities in 2023 May (Directors of Golden Eagle Assets – Zhang Ruijin & Lin Baoying).  Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million (S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, had also been increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million). The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  More info below.

 

 

Deutsche Bank Named as Lender Joining Citibank & CIMB Bank in Singapore Used in $736 Million Money Laundering by 10 Foreigners Originally from China, Deutsche Bank Placed Charge on Golden Eagle Assets for Loan Facilities in 2023 May

Deutsche Bank, Warsaw Poland

24th August 2023 – Deutsche Bank had been named as a lender (creditor) joining Citibank & CIMB Bank in Singapore being used in the $736 million money laundering by 10 foreigners originally from China, with Deutsche Bank placing a charge on Golden Eagle Assets for loan facilities in 2023 May (Directors of Golden Eagle Assets – Zhang Ruijin & Lin Baoying).  Earlier in August 2023, the Singapore Police Force had arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million (S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, had also been increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million). The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  The 10 foreigners (Age 31 to 44), live or had lived in luxury apartments and good class bungalow (GCB) in Singapore, with facilities including golf simulator, movie & karaoke room, and restaurant-styled hotpot holders for steamboat.  The 10 foreigners arrested originally from China (Fujian), hold citizenships in China, Turkey, Cyprus, Cambodia and Ni-Vanuatu (Located east of Australia, west of Fiji).  The 10 foreigners are Su Haijin, Su Baolin, Zhang Ruijin, Lin Baoying, Su Jianfeng, Chen Qingyuan, Su Wenqiang, Wang Baosen, Wang Dehai and Vang Shuiming.  They are shareholders or directors of companies including Eagle77, Sg-Gree, Golden Eagle Family Office, Ban Tian Yao Catering Management, Ricco, HiCloud Technology & Zhuo Chi Technology.  More info below.

 

 

Singapore Arrested 10 Foreigners Originally from China for $736 Million Money Laundering Offences, Prohibition Orders on Properties Increased from 94 Units to 105 Units Valued at Total of $611 Million

Singapore Police Force

18th August 2023 – The Singapore Police Force which has arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, has increased to 105 units valued at total of $611 million ($831 million).  50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari were seized, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million (S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  More info below.

 

 

Singapore Arrests 10 Foreigners Originally from China for $736 Million Money Laundering Offences with Prohibition Orders on 94 Properties, 50 Cars Including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, 35 Bank Accounts with $81 Million Including Citibank & CIMB Bank Used, $17 Million in Cash

Singapore Police Force

18th August 2023 – The Singapore Police Force has arrested 10 foreigners originally from China for suspected $736 million (S$1 billion) money laundering offences with prohibition orders issued on 94 properties, 50 cars including Rolls-Royce & Ferrari, and uncovered 35 bank accounts with $81 million (S$110 million) including Citibank & CIMB bank used, and $17 million (S$23 million) in cash.  The Singapore police raids were conducted on 15th August 2023 (Tuesday) by more than 400 officers.  The 10 foreigners (Age 31 to 44), live or had lived in luxury apartments and good class bungalow (GCB) in Singapore, with facilities including golf simulator, movie & karaoke room, and restaurant-styled hotpot holders for steamboat.  The 10 foreigners arrested originally from China (Fujian), hold citizenships in China, Turkey, Cyprus, Cambodia and Ni-Vanuatu (Located east of Australia, west of Fiji).  The 10 foreigners are Su Haijin, Su Baolin, Zhang Ruijin, Lin Baoying, Su Jianfeng, Chen Qingyuan, Su Wenqiang, Wang Baosen, Wang Dehai and Vang Shuiming.  They are shareholders or directors of companies including Eagle77, Sg-Gree, Golden Eagle Family Office, Ban Tian Yao Catering Management, Ricco, HiCloud Technology & Zhuo Chi Technology.  See below for full statement by Singapore Police Force.

 

Director of the Commercial Affairs Department, Mr. David Chew:“We take the most serious stance against criminals laundering their criminal proceeds through our financial system. We will continue to work with law enforcement agencies and Financial Intelligence Units to detect, deter, and prevent Singapore from hosting such criminal elements. We have zero tolerance for the use of Singapore as a safe haven for criminals or their families, nor for the abuse of our banking facilities. Our message to these criminals is simple – if we catch you, we will arrest you. If we find your ill-gotten gains, we will seize them. We will deal with you to the fullest extent of our laws.”

Money-Laundering Offence – If convicted, the offence of money laundering for individuals under Section 54 of the CDSA 1992 is punishable with imprisonment for up to 10 years, or a fine of up to S$500,000, or both. The offence of forgery for the purpose of cheating under Section 468 of the Penal Code 1871 is punishable with imprisonment of up to 10 years and the offender shall also be liable to a fine. 

Forged Document Offence – The offence of using a forged document under Section 471 punishable under Section 465 of the Penal Code is punishable with imprisonment of up to four years, or fine, or both. The offence of resistance to lawful apprehension under Section 225B of the Penal Code is punishable with imprisonment of up to one year, or fine, or both.

 

 

Singapore Arrests 10 Foreigners Originally from China for $736 Million Money Laundering Offences

Singapore Police Force

10 Foreigners Arrested:

  1. Su Haijin
  2. Su Baolin
  3. Zhang Ruijin
  4. Lin Baoying
  5. Su Jianfeng
  6. Chen Qingyuan
  7. Su Wenqiang
  8. Wang Baosen
  9. Wang Dehai
  10. Vang Shuiming

Companies (Shareholder / Director)

  1. Eagle77
  2. Sg-Gree
  3. Golden Eagle Family Office
  4. Ban Tian Yao Catering Management
  5. Ricco
  6. HiCloud Technology
  7. Zhuo Chi Technology

 

Singapore Police Force Statement

16th August 2023 – The Police have arrested ten persons, aged between 31 and 44, for their suspected involvement in offences of forgery and/or, money laundering, and resistance to lawful apprehension. Twelve other persons are assisting with investigations and eight other persons are currently wanted by the Police. These persons are believed to have connections amongst themselves. All the persons involved are neither Singapore Citizens nor Permanent Residents.

The Police received information of possible illicit activities including the use of suspected forged documents that were used to substantiate the source of funds in Singapore bank accounts. Through extensive investigations and follow-up from intelligence – including the analysis of Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) – the Police identified a group of foreign nationals suspected to be involved in laundering the proceeds of crime from their overseas organised crime activities including scams and online gambling.

On 15 August 2023, more than 400 officers from the Commercial Affairs Department, the Criminal Investigation Department, Special Operations Command and the Police Intelligence Department conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations island-wide, including residences such as Good Class Bungalows (GCB) and condominiums, leading to the arrest of the ten persons.

Prohibition of disposal orders were issued against 94 properties and 50 vehicles, with a total estimated value of more than S$815 million, as well as multiple ornaments and bottles of liquor and wine. The Police also seized more than 35 related bank accounts with a total estimated balance of more than S$110 million for investigations and to prevent dissipation of suspected criminal proceeds. Cash, including foreign currencies, amounting to more than S$23 million, more than 250 luxury bags and watches, more than 120 electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones, more than 270 pieces of jewelleries, two gold bars, and 11 documents with information on virtual assets.

All ten persons will be charged in court on 16 August 2023. The case facts are as follows:

  • A 40-year-old male Cypriot national was arrested at his residence at a GCB along Ewart Park. He was also found in possession of other foreign passports believed to be issued by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Cambodia. During the arrest, when the Police identified themselves to the man outside his bedroom and ordered him to open the door, the man allegedly jumped out of the second-floor balcony of the GCB and was found by the Police to be hiding in a drain. He was conveyed conscious to the hospital as he sustained injuries arising from the jump. The Police seized cash of more than S$2.1 million and other foreign currencies, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for 13 properties and five vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$118 million, as well as multiple ornaments and bottles of liquor and wine. The Police also froze four related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$6.7 million. The man will be charged with one count of resistance to lawful apprehension under Section 225B of the Penal Code. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 42-year-old male Turkish national was arrested at his residence at a GCB along Bishopsgate. He was also found in possession of a foreign passport believed to be issued by PRC and Vanuatu. The Police seized close to S$720,000 in cash and other foreign currencies, one electronic device, 36 luxury watches and bags, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for four properties and three vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$29 million, as well as multiple bottles of liquor and wine. The Police also froze two related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$1.18 million and other foreign currencies. The man will be charged with one count of using a forged document under Section 471 punishable under Section 465 of the Penal Code. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 44-year-old male PRC national and a 43-year-old female PRC national were arrested at their residence at a bungalow along Pearl Island at Sentosa Cove. The man was also found in possession of a foreign passport believed to be issued by St Kitts and Nevis and the woman was found with other foreign passports believed to be issued by the Dominican Republic and Turkey. The Police seized cash of more than S$7.6 million and other foreign currencies, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for nine properties and five vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$106 million. The Police also froze a related bank account with a total balance of more than S$22 million and other foreign currencies. The man and woman will each be charged with one count of forgery for the purpose of cheating under Section 468 of the Penal Code.
  • A 41-year-old male Cambodian national was arrested at his residence at a GCB along Nassim Road. He was also found in possession of a foreign passport believed to be issued by PRC. The Police seized cash of more than S$777,000 and other foreign currencies, 11 electronic devices, 33 luxury bags and watches, 75 pieces of jewelleries, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for seven properties and six vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$76 million. The Police also froze three related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$2.4 million. The man will be charged with one count of using a forged document under Section 471 punishable under Section 465 of the Penal Code. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 35-year-old male Ni-Vanuatu national was arrested at his residence at a GCB along Third Avenue. He was also found in possession of a foreign passport believed to be issued by PRC. The Police seized more than S$1.4 million in cash and other foreign currencies, 95 pieces of jewelleries, 69 luxury bags and watches, 22 electronic devices, two gold bars, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for 13 properties and four vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$120 million. The Police also froze six related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$20 million and other foreign currencies. The man will be charged with one count of money laundering under Section 54(1)(c) punishable under Section 54(5)(a) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (CDSA). One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 33-year-old male Cambodian national was arrested at his residence at a condominium along Leonie Hill Road. He was also found in possession of other foreign passports believed to be issued by PRC and the Dominican Republic. The Police seized cash of close to S$600,000 and other foreign currencies, 23 pieces of jewelleries, six luxury watches, 11 documents with information on virtual assets, and 12 electronic devices, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for one property and three vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$12.6 million. The Police also froze two related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$28,000 and other foreign currencies. The man will be charged with one count of money laundering under Section 54(1)(c) punishable under Section 54(5)(a) of the CDSA. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 34-year-old male Cypriot national was arrested at his residence at a condominium along Paterson Hill. He was also found in possession of other foreign passports believed to be issued by PRC and Cambodia. The Police seized cash of more than S$2.2 million, 11 electronic devices, 35 luxury watches and bags, 51 pieces of jewelleries, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for one property and two vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$23 million. The Police also froze five related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$1.7 million and other foreign currencies. The man will be charged with one count of money laundering under Section 54(1)(c) punishable under Section 54(5)(a) of the CDSA. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 31-year-old male PRC national was arrested at his residence at a condominium along Tomlinson Road. He was also found in possession of a foreign passport believed to be issued by Vanuatu. The Police seized cash of close to S$112,000 and other foreign currencies and three electronic devices, and issued probation of disposal order for one vehicle with an estimated value of more than $300,000. The man will be charged with money laundering under Section 54(1)(c) punishable under Section 54(5)(a) of the CDSA. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • A 31-year-old male Cambodian national was arrested at his residence at a GCB along Lewis Road. He was also found in possession of a foreign passport believed to be issued by PRC. The Police seized cash of more than S$600,000 and other foreign currencies, 11 electronic devices, 16 luxury bags and watches, 11 pieces of jewelleries, and issued prohibition of disposal orders for two vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$580,000, as well as multiple bottles of liquor and wine. The Police also froze eight related bank accounts with a total balance of more than S$10 million and other foreign currencies. The man will be charged with one count of money laundering under Section 54(1)(c) punishable under Section 54(5)(a) of the CDSA. One other person is assisting with investigations.
  • Four other persons are assisting with Police investigations. The Police seized cash of more than S$6.7 million and other foreign currencies, 60 luxury bags and watches, more than 20 pieces of jewelleries, more than 50 electronic devices and issued prohibition of disposal orders for 29 properties and 15 vehicles with an estimated value of more than S$227 million. The Police also froze one bank account with a total balance of more than S$2.8 million.
  • Eight other persons are currently wanted by the Police.

Police investigations are ongoing. More assets may be seized, bank accounts frozen, or prohibition of disposal orders issued, in the course of investigation.

If convicted, the offence of money laundering for individuals under Section 54 of the CDSA 1992 is punishable with imprisonment for up to 10 years, or a fine of up to $500,000, or both. The offence of forgery for the purpose of cheating under Section 468 of the Penal Code 1871 is punishable with imprisonment of up to 10 years and the offender shall also be liable to a fine.

The offence of using a forged document under Section 471 punishable under Section 465 of the Penal Code is punishable with imprisonment of up to four years, or fine, or both. The offence of resistance to lawful apprehension under Section 225B of the Penal Code is punishable with imprisonment of up to one year, or fine, or both.




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