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So far, it’s unknown if the latest Richmond shooting has any connection to other targeted attacks.
In August, Postmedia revealed that a new private security company called Blackcore was operating out of Jin’s World Champion Club at 12851 No. 5 Rd. in Richmond. The B.C. government announced a review of a licence given to Blackcore after Postmedia’s story. Jin’s son is a director of the security company.
B.C’s director of civil forfeitures has filed several suits against Jin, his wife and associates. The latest, filed in August, wants the 31,000-square-foot commercial building where the gym is housed forfeited as a proceed of crime.
The building, assessed at more than $7.7 million, is owned by a company called Warrior Fighting Dream Ltd. of which Jin’s wife Xiaoqi (Apple) Wei is secretary.
But the director alleges that “Warrior Fighting Dream acted as a nominee owner or owner of convenience on behalf of Mr. Jin with respect to the No. 5 Road property.”
“Mr. Jin has been engaged in large-scale money laundering activities involving licensed casinos, illegal gaming houses and an unlicensed financial institution since in or about 2012,” the court documents state, repeating claims made in another, continuing civil forfeiture case against Jin and Wei.
“Between June 27, 2012 and June 24, 2015, Mr. Jin and his associates were involved in 140 casino transactions totalling $23,501,456.”
The husband and wife duo allegedly laundered millions earned from illegal gambling through Silver International, the underground bank shut down in 2015 after a lengthy police investigation, the director also alleges.