Woman pleads not guilty to laun­der­ing drug cash

The Southland Times - - National News -

A woman ac­cused of laun­der­ing more than $318,000 of drug money from an or­gan­ised drug traf­fick­ing scheme has pleaded not guilty. Qian­nan Tang is fac­ing 10 charges of money laun­der­ing re­lated to trans­ac­tions be­tween De­cem­ber 2016 and March 2017. Tang was a mar­ket­ing man­ager at a fi­nan­cial ser­vices com­pany, MCM Group, where her role also in­volved pro­cess­ing over­seas money trans­fers. The Crown has al­leged that Tang was party to laun­der­ing the pro­ceeds of drug traf­fick­ing to over­seas bank accounts based mostly in Europe and South Amer­ica. Tang’s co-de­fen­dant Mo­hammed Naseem Khan had pleaded guilty to the charges he faced, the High Court in Auck­land heard yes­ter­day. The jury-led trial is ex­pected to last a week.

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