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$3b money laundering case: 3 more men deported to Cambodia, Japan

$3b money laundering case: 3 more men deported to Cambodia, Japan
(From left) Su Baolin, Su Haijin and Vang Shuiming were deported from Singapore on May 25, May 28 and June 1 respectively.
PHOTO: Court documents

SINGAPORE – Three more men convicted in Singapore’s largest money laundering case have been deported, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on June 2.

Cambodian national Su Baolin, 42, and Cypriot national Su Haijin, 41, were deported to Cambodia on May 25 and 28, respectively.

Turkish national Vang Shuiming, 43, was deported to Japan on June 1.

According to court documents, Vang holds passports from China, Vanuatu and Turkey.

ICA had said in April that the “location of deportation (of the convicts) is dependent on the admissibility of the foreigner based on his or her valid passport”.

All three men, who are originally from Fujian, China, are barred from re-entering Singapore.

This means five of the eight convicted money launderers in this case have been deported.

Su Haijin jumped from the second-floor balcony of a good class bungalow during a police raid and admitted to one charge of resisting arrest and two money laundering charges.

Su Baolin pleaded guilty to three charges – two for money laundering and one for abetting false representations made to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

Su Baolin and Su Haijin were each sentenced to 14 months’ jail in April.

Vang was sentenced to 13 months and six weeks’ jail in May after admitting to two counts of money laundering and one count of submitting a forged document to a bank.

The three men’s sentences were backdated to the date of their arrest on Aug 15, 2023, and they each served around 9½ months of their jail terms.

They were among the 10 arrested in August 2023 when the police conducted simultaneous raids islandwide in a money laundering probe that saw more than $3 billion in assets seized.

On May 6, Su Wenqiang and Wang Baosen, both 32, were the first two men who were deported.

They were deported to Cambodia after serving about 8½ months of their 13-month jail terms.

So far, seven men and one woman involved in this money laundering case have been convicted and sentenced. They were each jailed between 13 and 15 months.

Vanuatu national Su Jianfeng, 36, who faces 14 charges, is expected to plead guilty on June 6.

Cypriot national Wang Dehai, 35, who faces two money laundering charges, is expected to plead guilty on June 7.

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