B.C. to look into possible money laundering at casinos

Province will introduce an independent expert to review the issues.

British Columbia’s attorney general has announced a review of the province’s anti-money laundering policies after reading a report about a casino taking in $13.5 million that police said could be proceeds of crime.

The July 2016 report was commission by the former Liberal government, and David Eby says it should have been made public when it was completed.

Eby says he’ll announce the appointment of an independent expert to review if there are unaddressed issues of money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos.

The report says the majority of the cash is being presented by people commonly referred to as “high roller Asian VIP clients.”

It says the River Rock Casino in Richmond was known to have accepted single cash buy-ins in excess of $500,000.

A B.C. Lottery Corp. document says almost all recommendations in the report have been addressed though it’s awaiting more direction from the gaming policy enforcement branch on dealing with and refusing large, unsourced cash deposits.

Just Posted

Surrey’s Justin Sourdif to debut for Vancouver Giants tonight in Langley

Last month, he suited up for Team BC in the WHL Cup and was named tournament all-star.

Christmas on the Peninsula scheduled for Nov. 25

White Rock holiday event returns

COLUMN: Technology gives me hope my father will walk again

Lokomat taught Michael Coss to walk again after brain injury – and you could help bring it to Surrey

‘Ladies Night’ coming to White Rock

The BEACH to host a male entertainers

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Crash shuts down Highway 91 in Richmond for hours

The stretch of highway was closed for more than 6 hours due to a multi-vehicle accident

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest

In 2014, beetle activity went from a few spots around Jasper’s townsite to rampant

VIDEO: Tragically Hip members, Alex Trebek receive Order of Canada

Newest recipients join 6,897 Canadians such as Christine Sinclair, Graham Greene and Mark Messier

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young dies at 64

‘Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many.’

‘I will now live in consistent fear’: Allan Schoenborn granted escorted leaves

The Merritt man was deemed not criminally responsible in the killing of his three children in 2008

Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert

The famous Prince Rupert hammock deer maintains his purple threads

Nasty note on B.C. windshield sparks online outrage

Vernon’s Bailey McDonald is using a painful experience to start conversation about invisible illness

Most Read