On 27th July, The Age said that the casino and hotel operator Crown Resorts went into business with tour operators backed by Asia’s most powerful organised crime syndicates as part of its programme to attract Chinese high rollers to its casinos, but may also have exploited weaknesses in Australia’s visa processes to fly VIP gamblers into Australia without sufficient vetting.  However, an investigation is said to have found that a criminal syndicate known as “The Company” – an Asian organised crime conglomerate run by triad bosses – used Crown-linked bank accounts and high-roller rooms to launder its funds.

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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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