RCMP casino money laundering probe uncovered alleged ‘terrorist financing’ links to Iran

An RCMP investigation into underground banking and alleged laundering of drug cash in B.C. casinos revealed suspicions of “terrorist financing,” a B.C. government document obtained by Postmedia alleges.

As Postmedia has exclusively reported, RCMP investigators and B.C. government documents allege that Paul King Jin and his associates used an illegal money transfer business in Richmond to lend suspected drug-dealer cash to high-roller Chinese gamblers recruited from Macau who, with troubling ease, used massive wads of small bills to buy chips at River Rock Casino.

The suspected “terrorist financing” link is alleged in a confidential “Section 86” report filed in July 2015 by B.C. Lottery Corp. to B.C.’s gaming enforcement branch, which is an arm of B.C.’s Ministry of Finance.