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Man to stand trial accused of moving cash in operation 'linked to Chinese Triads'

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

Wen Zyang appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court today to determine if he has 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.

At a previous court hearing prosecutors claimed the case is linked to attempts by a Chinese Triad gang to use the postal system to launder and transfer large amounts of money.

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

District Judge Fiona Bagnall backed prosecution contention that he has 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 until that hearing gets underway.

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