According to the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Canadian national Tse Chi Lop, who was detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport on Friday, led an extensive international investigation. Before his arrest, General Xie was one of the most wanted fugitives in the world.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Jeremy Douglas, said: “Thank you for being arrested. The importance of the arrest cannot be underestimated. This is a huge process, and it has been a long time. .”
The organization is accused of operating a synthetic drug manufacturing empire in a large area of the jungle with poor government affairs in Myanmar. The area has been hit by the civil war and is still under the control of various competing warlords and militias. This situation makes it easy for the industry to hide in law enforcement. The department conducts large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.
It is said that Sam Gor can buy a large amount of precursor chemicals (raw materials for manufacturing synthetic drugs) from there, and then transfer them across regions to markets near Bangkok, and then to more widely distributed in Australia and Japan market. The law enforcement officer said.
According to an official with direct knowledge of the investigation, it was revealed to CNN that the group’s briefing indicated that Sam Gor’s agents were allegedly working in various parts of the world, in South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Canada. And the United States has participants.
These documents describe Sam Gore as a “triad-like network”-referring to Chinese gangs operating in Asia and North America, but more fluid and dynamic. The briefing revealed that the organization’s existence was revealed after a Taiwanese drug trafficker was arrested in Yangon, Myanmar in 2016.
The briefing stated that further police investigations showed that as of 2018, the organization’s annual illegal proceeds were valued between US$8 billion and US$17.7 billion. The organization uses poorly regulated casinos in Southeast Asia to launder money.
Agence France-Presse stated that Mr. Xie was arrested in 2019 for an action against Sam Gore.
Agence France-Presse said in a statement: “The group has been targeting Australia for many years, importing and distributing large quantities of illegal narcotics, laundering money overseas and relying on the proceeds of crime to make a living.”
Dutch police spokesman Thomas Aling said that Xie is expected to be extradited after appearing in court. The Dutch authorities were unable to provide detailed information about the proceedings, and it is not clear whether Mr. Xie has a lawyer.
This is not the first time Xie Guoqiang has clashed with law enforcement agencies. Xie pleaded guilty to a felony drug offence in the United States in 2000 and was sentenced to 9 years in prison. Details on the case are limited because it is still sealed, but sources say he was released in 2006 and returned to Canada before moving to Hong Kong.
Douglas of the Office of Drugs and Crime praised the arrest, but said that more needs to be done to ensure that drug drugs cannot take advantage of the government’s ineffective supervision of Myanmar and Laos.
He said: “When the group leadership was cancelled, the conditions for them to effectively conduct business in the region were still not resolved, and the network still exists.” “A lot of difficult information is about to come out.”