Wednesday 5 May 2021

Blow to money laundering: OIJ finds more than US$3 million and detains five people in Chinatown

Costa Rican authorities gave a financial blow on Tuesday to a money laundering gang operating out of Chinatown in the heart of San Jose, seizing US$3 million dollars in cash and arresting five people.

This building located in Avenida 8 and Calle 9, in Chinatown, in the heart of San Jose is where the gang operated from. Foto: OIJ

The Tuesday raid on Chinatown is linked to a raid on a building in Paseo Colon last August 24, at that time seizing a cool million in cash and arresting a 24-year-old Asian man identified by his last name Weng.

- Advertisement -

Agents of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) and the Fiscalía (Prosecutor’s Office) raided the three-storey building in Chinatown at 8:00 am and ended the search and seizure by 5:00 pm.

Five Asian nationals with legal residency in Costa Rica were arrested in Tuesday’s raid. Foto: OIJ

“The OIJ has been investigating how this money enters the country, is stored and entered into the legal financial system to achieve the laundering of dirty capital,” said Wálter Espinoza Espinoza, director of the OIJ.

The five men arrested were identified by their last names Li, Xie, Feng, Sheng and Hu, all with legal residency in Costa Rica.

- Advertisement -

That’s a lot of mooola! Foto: OIJ

According to Walter Espinoza, the operation continues and he hopes that in the following months there will be other “strong and direct blows to this type of criminal organizations that are appearing” in the country.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Not taking chances: Covid protocol to pick up man who died in La Merced park

QCOSTARICA - Authorities activated the covid protocol to remove the body...

Driver who severely beat anoter driver on the Autopista fired and being sued

QCOSTARICA - The images filled the morning news television screen, for...

MOST READ

Mexico City: Metro train bridge collapse leaves 23 dead

Q24N - An elevated section of metro track in Mexico City partially collapsed on Monday night, bringing down rubble and some train carriages onto...

Salvadorans take to the streets to stop the start of the Bukele dictatorship

Q24N - The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced on Monday the possibility of continuing with the removal of officials, two days after...

Rainy season official commenced in the Central Valley this week

QCOSTARICA - If you have been putting, resisting to give in, to carry an umbrella, take note:  the rainy season of the Central Valley...

Dra. Daniela Ruiz, the pediatrician and dermatologist who breaks paradigms

TODAY COSTA RICA - Despite the fact that she does not consider herself an influencer, Dr. Daniela Ruiz Guzmán has grown by leaps and...

Today’s Covid News: 1,024 in hospital, 403 of them in an ICU

QCOSTARICA - After three days of nothing, not a word from the Ministry of Health, on the current covid-19 situation, Monday afternoon numbers were...

Medium-Term Costa Rican Vacation Renter Represents a New Kind of Traveler, say Tourism Experts

What do you prefer, accommodation-wise, when you go on vacation? Do you like a super-luxury hotel where you can indulge your every whim in the...

Costa Rica received the largest to date batch of covid-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - A new batch with 124,020 doses of the covid-19 vaccine landed on national soil this Tuesday night, as part of the weekly...

Mexico reports its first case of India COVID variant

Q24N - Mexico detected its first case of the India COVID variant, health authorities reported. The infected person is from San Luis Potosí, a...

The Best Live Dealer Casinos

Gambling and casinos have been part of modern society for many years. The rapid development of the gambling industry was facilitated by the emergence...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.