A man accused of laundering more than $800 million through Australian casinos has been arrested at the River Rock Casino and Resort in Richmond.
According to the RCMP, Dan Bui Shun Jin had being living temporarily at the River Rock when he was arrested May 25 by a team made up of the RCMP, Canada Border Services, BCLC security and supported by River Rock Casino’s surveillance.
At the time of Jin’s arrest, he was found with more than $75,000 in his possession.
Yesterday, Jin was ordered to be deported and will remain in custody for the time being. However, it’s unclear where he will be reported to, as he is in custody for a U.S. warrant and has dual Chinese-Australian citizenship.
Authorities say Jin is an alleged “high roller” in casinos around the globe and is accused of laundering more than $855 million through Australian casinos alone and there are also active investigations into his activities in Australia, the U.S., Macau and Singapore.
The U.S. had previously issued an arrest warrant for Jin due to an alleged fraud in Nevada worth $1.4 million.
According to the RCMP, during a search of Jin’s hotel room at the River Rock, investigators found documents that detailed a recent alleged laundering effort through YVR.
The alleged scheme involved a female money courier who was told to pick up $25,000 from a man in a Las Vegas parking lot and bring it to Jin in Richmond.
However, Canadian Border Services officers apparently pulled the woman aside once she arrived at YVR and officers found the money.
None of the allegations mentioned have been tested in court.
"The RCMP is proactively deterring money laundering and is committed to maintaining and preserving Canada's financial integrity," said Supt. Henry Tso, of the RCMP's Financial Integrity Unit in BC.
"The strong working relationship between the CBSA, CFSEU-BC’s JIGIT, BCLC and RCMP has resulted in deterring money laundering at B.C. casinos.
“By working together and committing ourselves to a comprehensive approach to these types of investigations, we’re eliminating the opportunities for criminal entities to operate."
If anyone has information on this, or other crimes, call your local police, the nearest detachment of the RCMP or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.