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Thais Nab Chinese Gambling Kingpin Behind Lawless Border Zone – ST

Thai police have detained a Chinese businessman who set up the Shwe Kokko special economic zone in eastern Myanmar notorious for human trafficking and online gambling


She Zhijiang is accused of setting up casinos like this one, the Golden Sand Hotel and Casino, in the Cambodian beach resort Sihankouville, as well as in eastern Myanmar near the Thai border town of Mae Sot. Gangsters at both sites have been accused of flagrant human trafficking abuses such as detaining people against their will, as well as claiming they were part of China's Belt and Road Scheme. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

 

Thai police have detained a Chinese businessman who set up the notorious Shwe Kokko special economic zone in eastern Myanmar notorious for human trafficking and online gambling, according to a report by AFP in Singapore’s Straits Times, which said that She Zhijiang, 40, had been on the run from Chinese authorities for 10 years.

An Interpol red notice was issued in May 2021 for She Zhijiang, who is alleged to have run a criminal gang responsible for highly controversial mega projects and gaming ventures in Cambodia, Myanmar’s Kayin state, plus a lottery venture in the Philippines, the report said, adding that “She is facing criminal charges in China related to running a casino and could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.”

Read the full report: Straits Times.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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