SURREY: Three people have now been charged after The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC’s) Joint Illegal Gaming Investigation Team (JIGIT) conducted an investigation into an illegal gaming house.
In October 2020, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) responded to a residence in the 200 block of W. 45th Ave, after receiving a 911 call. When VPD officers arrived, evidence of an alleged illegal gaming house was observed. CFSEU-BC’s JIGIT was immediately engaged and began an investigation into the alleged illegal gaming house activity and executed several search warrants in relation to the investigation.
Evidence gathered indicated that the Vancouver residence was being rented for the purpose of setting up and operating an alleged illegal gaming establishment. The search warrants resulted in a number of items being seized including:
• Score sheets with client names and cash balance sheets; Cellular phones; Money counter; $220,775.60 in Canadian cash; and Poker chips, poker tables and playing cards.
Charged with one count each of keeping a common gaming house contrary to section 201(1) of the Criminal Code are; Rong Zan Wu a 45 – year-old male from Burnaby, Wen Bo Li a 47 – year-old male from Burnaby and; Mun Bun Ng, a 55 – year-old male from Vancouver.
“CFSEU-BC continues to target all aspects of criminal activities including illegal gaming as a part of a coordinated organized crime enforcement strategy in B.C. Illegal gaming activities undermine the integrity of our financial institutions and allow criminals to secure the proceeds of crime not just for personal benefit but to fuel additional crimes. Enforcement action such as this one has a strong immediate impact and long-term disruption implications.” says Inspector Mandeep Mooker, Investigations Officer of the CFSEU-BC’s JIGIT.