Northern Ireland

Man to stand trial on £200,000 money laundering charges

A man is to stand trial accused of moving more than £200,000 in a scheme allegedly linked to Chinese Triads.

Wen Zyang, 23, of no fixed address, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He faces a total of nine charges including possessing, transferring and concealing criminal property, along with having false identity documents.

He was remanded in custody until his trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

At a previous court hearing prosecutors claimed the case is linked to attempts by a Triad gang to use the postal system to launder large amounts of money.

The alleged offences, committed on dates between December 2012 and March 2013, involve separate cash sums of £60,000, £30,000, £50,000 and nearly £70,000.

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