The Belfast Telegraph on 8th July reported that dormant student bank accounts opened in Belfast were used as part of an alleged £16 million money laundering operation, the High Court heard.  Prosecutors claimed a Chinese crime gang took them over after compatriots studying in the city had completed degree courses and returned home.  Details emerged as bail was granted to 2 women accused of involvement in depositing bundles of cash to be spread across the UK.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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