Chapter 104: The Real Eye Behind All This (Part one)
– The Next Day –
Li Chao led his four men and the guys from the tax bureau directly to the largest casino under West Gate.
“Excuse me, we are Team 2 from the Criminal Investigation Department. We need you to cooperate with us and show us your accounts from the past year.”
The manager of the casino stared at Li Chao with a sullen look, and then after seeing the ID of the tax bureau, he said, “Why’s the criminal investigation unit here?”
Li Chao: “Someone reported that you guys are involved with underground gambling houses and money laundering cases. Please cooperate.”
The manager then snorted with an irritated tone. “You can investigate if you want, but we won’t just cooperate with whatever pawn or lackey that’s sent to investigate us. Please show us the search warrant from your HQ. Our casino has strict management rules and legal management rights, we can file a complaint if we are harassed with baseless search requests.”
It was clear that this manager had seen a lot of scenes before, and he was completely not yielding to an officer of Li Chao’s level.
Li Chao took out the search warrant issued by the HQ and said, “I’m telling you, I’m not just searching this casino, but all five under West Gate!”
He was just stating to the manager’s face that they were directly coming for West Gate!
After the manager saw the documents, he stared at Li Chao and said, “I remember it’s not your team’s business to handle the money laundering case.”
Li Chao lifted his eyebrows and replied, “And it’s not your business who’s responsible for handling the case, right? You can just tell me, do you have any eyes in our police station?”
The manager awkwardly laughed, “Haha, how’s that possible?”
Li Chao: “Take me to your finance office, I know you are trying to delay us so your accountants can make adjustments to the books.”
The manager’s eyelids jumped, and then he moved out of the way to let Li Chao and the others in. Thank god it was day time and there weren’t too many patrons at the casino, so the influence wasn’t as bad.
At the same time, Wu Gang also found where the five legal representatives of the five casinos lived and started tailing them. As instructed by Xu Cheng, they didn’t try very hard to hide themselves. Just halfway through the day, their files were already on the table of a luxurious mansion.
– Inside the luxurious mansion –
The was a pile of documents with information on all of Team 2’s members on a red wooden table.
A middle-aged man smoking with his legs crossed puffed out some smoke and narrowed his eyes. He asked the two bodyguards by his side, “Did you get the information? Who’s the captain of Team 2?”
The bodyguard said, “We are no strangers to this guy, he’s the Tiger Police Officer that killed Gate Master Yan.”
The middle-aged man lifted his brows. “Him?”
Immediately after, he sneered, “Even he deserves to be called a Tiger Police Officer? It’s just those people from the black society trying to mock us four Gates by giving him that title. To be frank, Gate Master Yan had been long past his prime. But what are the police thinking? They think that we can be easily bullied so they sent that guy after us too? They really think we wouldn’t fight back?”
The bodyguard smiled. “Master Xin, I already searched around, and I think having Team 2 taking over the case wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. According to our sources, the team that’s responsible for our case this time only has about 10 people, and just by looking at the five officers following our legal guys, we can see that their techniques are as bad as new recruits. It’s just impossible for amateurs like them to be able to dig anything up. I think it’s good to just let Team 2 do its job, since Team 5 from before was harder to trick and hide from.”