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13mo Jail Sentence in S$3b Money Laundering Case

A Report by CYS Global Remit Legal & Compliance Office 

On April 16th, 2024, Wang Baosen, a Chinese national embroiled in a S$3 billion money-laundering inquiry in Singapore, received a 13-month prison sentence. Wang confessed to holding illicit funds in his wife's account and using laundered money to purchase a high-end apartment. 

Initially apprehended in August 2023 as part of a group of 10 individuals, following an extensive police operation spurred by tips on potential unlawful activities involving foreign nationals, Wang saw over S$8 million in assets, comprising cash, vehicles, and property, confiscated. He agreed to forfeit all seized assets. 

Investigations uncovered Wang's involvement in illegal remote gambling operations. Despite providing various explanations, he failed to account for the origins of significant sums. 

The court emphasized that Singapore's appeal to investors also attracts criminals seeking to launder proceeds, underscoring the nation's duty to prioritize efforts against money laundering. 

CYS Global Remit remains dedicated to combating money laundering and financial crimes by emphasizing vigilance and proactive measures. Through ongoing education and training programs, including townhall sessions and annual AML (Anti-Money Laundering) training, employees are equipped to identify emerging trends in financial crime. They are adept at detecting suspicious activities and are encouraged to promptly report concerns to the relevant authorities. By fostering a culture of awareness and accountability, CYS upholds integrity and compliance within its operations, ensuring the integrity of the broader financial ecosystem. 



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