Man arrested in Thailand over money laundering at Crown Resorts

Chung Chak “John” Lee has been arrested in Thailand.
Chung Chak “John” Lee has been arrested in Thailand.

Chung Chak “John” Lee allegedly laundered money earned from drugs at Crown Resorts’ Melbourne property.

Thailand.- A man suspected of money laundering at Crown Resorts Melbourne has been arrested in Thailand.

Chung Chak “John” Lee is accused of participating in an organised crime group known as “The Company” which officials believe was responsible for 70 per cent of the methamphetamine entering Australia.

Lee allegedly directed a gambling tour business which partnered with Crown Resorts and used the company’s Melbourne casino to launder millions accumulated through the sale of drugs in 2012.

Media outlets and the authorities learned of the alleged operations in 2019, leading to launch of the Bergin inquiry in New South Wales.

The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority will publish the final report from its inquiry by February 15.

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