The CFSEU-BC announced nine arrests after six houses were searched. (CFSEU-BC/Twitter)

Nine arrested in Lower Mainland money laundering scheme

Cash, drugs, luxury vehicles seized from six houses

Nine people have been arrested in the Lower Mainland following a year-long investigation into illegal gaming houses and money laundering in B.C.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit searched six homes and seized large amounts of cash, bank drafts, drug paraphernalia, suitcases, cell phones and luxury vehicles – one with a hidden compartment.

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Investigators say the organization allegedly operating illegal gaming houses was also facilitating money laundering for drug traffickers, loan sharking, kidnappings, and extortions. The agency found links throughout Canada and internationally, including in mainland China.

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Police departments in Abbotsford, Central Saanich, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Saanich, Vancouver, Victoria and West Vancouver, as well as the Canadian Border Security Agency, were involved.


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