Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Triad case Chinese man is to face trial

A man is to stand trial accused of moving hundreds of thousands of pounds in an operation linked to Chinese Triads.

Wen Zyang appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday to determine if he had a case to answer. The 23-year-old, of no fixed address, faces a total of nine charges including possessing, transferring and concealing criminal property, along with having false identity documents.

The alleged offences, committed on dates between last December and March, involve separate cash sums of £60,000, £30,000, £50,000 and nearly £70,000.

During yesterday's preliminary inquiry proceedings Zyang declined to give evidence or call witnesses at this stage.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall backed prosecution contention that he had a case to answer.

She granted an application to have him returned for trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed. Zyang was remanded back into custody.

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