On Saturday (2 Novmeber), the Mongolian Police expelled a total of 759 Chinese citizens who have been accused of money laundering. According to the Immigration Agency, they have been deported with black stamps in their passports, banning them from entering the country for three years.
On 29 October, in a special combined operation, the Mongolian authorities detained around 800 Chinese citizens in four hotels in Ulaanbaatar. The National Police Agency, the General Intelligence Agency and Mongolian Immigration conducted the joint special operation. The Chinese are suspected of money laundering at the ‘Amar’ and ‘Oriental’ Hotels in the Bayanzurkh District of the capital, as well as the ‘Kentavr’ Hotel in the Bayangol District and the ‘Union’ Hotel in the Sukhbaatar District.
During the operation, Mongolian law enforcement officers seized nearly 10,000 sim cards (all local mobile operators) and 1000 high-capacity computers. Currently, 14 Chinese and two Mongolian citizens are under investigation.