Perth crime proceeds trial underway


TWO men and a woman are about to go on trial in Perth, charged with harbouring unlawful non-citizens and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Minh Canh Le and Lien Bich Thi Nguyen, who require Vietnamese interpreters, and Nhi Van Le are all accused of dealing with $1 million or more in illegally obtained cash in Carabooda in 2013 and 2014.

The Le men are also accused of harbouring a total of 25 unlawful non-citizens at Carabooda and Thornlie.

The jury was selected on Monday, when it was revealed they would hear from some 70 witnesses, and openings are scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

The trial is expected to last between five and seven weeks.

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