Woman pleads not guilty to laundering drug cash
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.