Since the raid on a Toronto area mansion for illegal gambling, more information has come to light. The Project End Game police action had revealed illegal high-roller gambling and possible human trafficking.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apparently had met the perpetrator, Wei Wei, at fundraising functions for the Liberal party.
Now we find that this Chinese national could be a government operative. This means he might have been assigned to infiltrate the Canadian government and influence politicians.
Wei Wei will soon stand trial. He is a director of a company that had purchased two Toronto hotels in 2017 for $75 million. Police believe that the hotels were purchased with illegal funds.
Canadian intelligence thinks the illegal casino is connected to the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations (CACA). This pro-Beijing group that represents around 100 Chinese associations in Canada. It might just be a cover for illegal activity.
Both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service are looking into the matter.
According to sources, the alleged links are “mind-blowing.” Are there really transnational cartels run by China operating in Toronto and Vancouver?
To recap on the mansion, the raid revealed an illegal casino better equipped than some established gambling venues.
Baccarat tables required as much $20,000 per hand. The mansion with fifty-three rooms was also used for alleged sex trafficking.
CACA is said to be tied to United Front, an entity that China President Xi Jinping describes as a “magic weapon” to push the Chinese Communist Party’s agenda abroad.
According to David Mulroney, Canada’s previous ambassador to China, there is an incestuous relationship between organized crime in China and diaspora communities.
“Co-opting criminal networks is one of the Party’s preferred tools for the infiltration
of target organizations and communities for foreign interference operations.”