The latest update in the Chinese Crypto Ban saw the Zunyi City Public Security Bureau arrest nearly 100 suspects for running one of the largest virtual currency money-laundering rackets, amounting to 800 million yuan, i.e., $130 Million in laundered money. Furthermore, the police revealed that the money laundering gang used exchange giants like Huobi, Okex, and Binance to set up accounts and carry out the scam.
China’s Zunyi police arrested nearly 100 people using cryptocurrency money laundering with huobi okex and binance, involving a total of 130 million U.S. dollars. https://t.co/T7QhsqOXTR
— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) October 13, 2021
The Zunyi City Public Security Bureau in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security created the anti-fraud task force, under the codename “7.22”. Along with the 100 suspects for the $130M money laundering fraud, the task force unveiled 332 telecommunications fraud cases that occurred across the country. According to the authorities, the concealment price amounted to 9.56 million yuan, along with the value of assets involved, which was determined to be over 3 million yuan. Furthermore, the authorities also seized 51 mobile phones, 15 computers, and 511 bank cards, including the transfer money laundering turnover of 800 million yuan.
“Transaction accounts, organize the use of more than 500 bank cards, use a new money laundering method of buying low and selling virtual currencies, collect criminal stolen money from telecom fraud, carry out criminal acts such as concealing criminal proceeds, criminal proceeds, etc., and have long passed the gang’s regulations Multiple card changes and transfers, small-amount transfers, and other methods have evaded investigations by public security organs and bank control.”, Chinese Journalist, Colin Wu stated the intensely layered crimes committed by the money laundering gang.
Chinese authorities are tracking IP addresses
China’s authoritarian government has been taking extreme steps to impose an absolute ban on cryptocurrency activities in the nation. Coingape’s recent coverage revealed that the Chinese government is now tracking IP addresses as well to filter out illicit crypto mining activities in the country. Colin Wu revealed an exclusive and shocking document, a Shanghai Telecom sheet that enlisted the IP address along with the type of cryptocurrency being mined by the address.