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Sister fraudsters back in jail

Convicted Midland fraudsters and money launderers Bo and Yan Li, who hid cash raked in from the human trafficking operation which killed 21 cockle pickers almost a decade ago, have been sent back to prison.

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Officers welcome sentence of fraudster sisters

A senior police officer has welcomed the sentencing of two sisters who returned to their money-laundering ways just weeks after being released from prison.

Det Sgt Derek Tinsley, from West Midlands Police's regional asset recovery team, said the behaviour of Bo and Yam Li showed their lack of remorse.

It took just three weeks for the Li sisters to return to their criminal lifestyle and to try and use their dirty cash.

They clearly have no remorse for the way in which they obtained this money and wasted no time in trying to spend it on their release from prison.

We will probably never know where the money was hidden for the last few years but we are convinced it was kept from the original people trafficking operation and other related crime.

I hope this serves as a reminder to those who seek to profit from the misery of others that we will pursue them relentlessly, regardless of the passage of time and we will always take action to put ill-gotten cash back into the public purse.

Crime simply does not pay.

– DS Derek Tinsley, West Midlands Police

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