SPF seizes $1 bil assets in form of GCBs, cars and property, in money laundering raid
Ten foreigners have been jailed by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) for supposed money laundering of a determined price of $1 billion possessions in the kind of good class bungalows (GCBs), premium condos as well as had high-end autos. This is according to a Facebook update by the SPF on Aug 16.
If pronounced guilty, the offence of money laundering for individuals under Section 54 of the CDSA 1992 is punishable with jail time for around ten years, or a penalty of as much as $500,000, or both.
The SPF says that 12 different ones are assisting with investigations and also 8 other are currently looked for, with concluded connections among themselves.
On Aug 15, over 400 officers from 4 departments in the SPF performed raids at multiple locations island-wide, leading to the apprehension of the ten persons, aged 31 to 44.
Additionally, greater than 35 associated savings account were seized, with an overall calculated balance of over $110 million for investigations and to prevent transfers of the believed criminal proceeds.
Additionally confiscated was around $23 million in cash money, more than 250 luxury bags and watches, at least 120 digital devices such as computers and smart phones, more than 270 items of jewelry, 2 gold bars, and also 11 documents with information on online assets.
After investigation, they identified a group of foreign nationals thought to be involved in laundering the proceeds of criminal activity from their international ordered criminal activity events including scams and even on the internet gaming.
Following the raid, prohibition of disposal orders was provided against 94 real estates and 50 vehicles, with a total determined worth of more than $815 million, along with multiple ornaments and containers of booze and also wine.
The law enforcements got info of potential prohibited actions including using suspected created documents utilized to substantiate the supply of funds in Singapore financial account.