Date: March 23, 2016
By: Jamie McKinnell – AAP
A Taiwanese man accused of helping run “slave houses” for a wealthy international crime syndicate in Brisbane has been denied bail.
Sheng-Jiun Huang, 28, was arrested in December last year after police raided two Brisbane addresses, including one he leased in South Brisbane, in which Taiwanese workers were allegedly being held against their wills to work in a call centre.
Mr Huang’s bank account showed he had received $300,000 from Taiwan, the Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Wednesday.
His barrister, Eoin Mac Giolla Ri, acknowledged the Commonwealth charges Huang faces in relation to the alleged links to the crime syndicate were serious.
But he pointed out that between the raids in mid-2015 and Mr Huang’s December arrest, he made no attempt to flee and even attended a police station. [FULL STORY]