Odd-job worker jailed 4 1/2 years for helping syndicate to launder $1.25m
An odd-job worker agreed to launder funds from illegal activities and earned $10,450 in about a month.
On Monday, Ngiam Kok Min, 25, was sentenced to jail for 4 1/2 years for receiving nearly $1.25 million of stolen property from an international syndicate and passing much of it to his alleged accomplice Diana Nicole Chua Gek Choo.
When Ngiam pleaded guilty last month, a district court heard that police seized about $429,000 from his four bank accounts. The amount would be returned to the victims
Court papers stated that Chua, 44, who worked as a bookkeeper, offered Ngiam a three per cent commission if he would open bank accounts to receive money obtained through illegal means.