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Charles Taylor, Crown Casino

Alleged former arms dealer linked to war criminal flouted UN sanctions to gamble at Crown casinos

Alleged former arms dealer linked to war criminal flouted UN sanctions to gamble at Crown casinos

16.10.2019

Alleged former arms dealer linked to war criminal flouted UN sanctions to gamble at Crown casinos

A former arms dealer linked to Liberia n war criminal Charles Taylor was able to gamble at Crown casinos as a high roller despite having his assets frozen and being banned from travel under UN sanctions.

The UN sanction listing states Mr Wong was an arms dealer and supported the former president's regime

He lost more than $6 million in the high-roller rooms for junket operators

Taylor, who was sentenced to 50 years for war atrocities during the Sierra Leone civil war

The UN sanction listing states Mr Wong was an arms dealer in contravention of a UN resolution and that he"supported former president Taylor's regime in an effort to destabilise Sierra Leone and gain illicit access to diamonds."

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