South Korean police are hunting down Malaysian woman for stealing US$13 million from casino
Thursday 14th January 2021
Police in South Korea are looking everywhere for any leads with regards to the disappearance of at least US$13 million dollars in cash from The Landing Casino, Jeju Island.
The main suspect? A Malaysian woman who went missing just as mysteriously as the large sum of cash disappeared from Jeju Shinhwa World resort, a popular tourist destination.
Jeju Shinhwa World is one of the largest resorts on Jeju Island, South Korea.
They reported to the police earlier that they lost over US$13 million (14 billion won) from their Landing Casino.
Landing Casino hasn't managed to get in touch with her since then.
According to the police report, authorities believe that two or more people were involved in the operation.
Why? Simply put, the largest bill in South Korea is the 50,000-won note.
If all the stolen money were in 50,000-won notes, there would have been about 291,200 notes which would weigh roughly 620 pounds.
620 pounds would also be way too heavy for one person to lug around unnoticed.
"The money seems to have been taken away over a period of seven to eight months," said a police officer on the case.
"But it seems that the theft was not noticed as a large amount of cash was always stored in the safe."
The Korea Times reported that the casino management has since filed a complaint with the police against the woman and since she is still missing, a manhunt has been launched.
The police are also investigating how the crime took place based on CCTV footage and are also looking for a possible accomplice.
The police report kept the woman's identity a secret.
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