Chapter 147: I Will Pack Up All Four Gates Before I Leave (Part one)
Arriving at the director’s office, Xu Cheng knocked on the door, then saluted. The director knew it was him and smiled. “Come and have a seat.”
Xu Cheng sat down, and the director personally brewed a cup of tea for him and handed it to him.
“How’s the case going?”
“Still working on it. West Gate seems to have close ties with the underground money house, so it’s very likely that one of their bases is in Shangcheng. I want to pull them out. Director, can we give the customs a heads up and tell them to keep an eye on ships heading towards the Wei Nation for the next period of time? They may be transferring a large amount of cash.”
The director shook his head and said, “That’s not really necessary. If we need to keep an eye on something, it should be land transport within the nation. This is because cash going out to sea is impractical since, unlike US dollars, a large amount of Huaxia currency is basically useless on the international market as it’s not as widely adopted and circulated like US dollars. So, I think they would most likely be transporting it to other cities to wait out the storm. By the way, the higher-ups very much appreciate your work on the West Gate case. You were able to destroy them with zero casualties and injuries, so very well-done. I want to hear about your next plan.”
“You just reminded me. I think the freight company boss that was just released could be used by the underground money house,” Xu Cheng said.
“Oh?” The director faintly smiled. “What makes you say that?”
“First of all, that guy has the South Asian drug cartel behind him, and they lost a lot of money this time. Most people might think that those two parties would fall out because of this, but I actually think that this freight company president will utilize his network to transport out the cash from the underground money house. Right now, Chang Qing’s confession didn’t really give specific details on the whereabouts of the money house, nor had he been to the place. But, to be safe, the underground money house might still transfer the money out to other cities since no one here can launder it for them anymore. And, I also think that the best bet they have, that the police would tend to overlook, is private cars.”
“And that’s probably the biggest reason you decided to let go of the freight company’s boss and not investigate further?” The director immediately frowned. “Shangcheng isn’t like any other city, there are tons of private cars that travel between cities and they are mostly middle-class and above. It would be a bit troublesome if you want to search them. Although the city police HQ fully supports your operation, I’m afraid that searching private cars might lead to a lot of trouble and complaints.”
Xu Cheng bitterly laughed. “Director, I know, and that’s why I wanted to run the idea by you first. But this time, I will be leading the search and it will reduce a lot of the troubles. I promise that I will check, but I won’t just check randomly like a clueless fly. And I can also promise to the higher-ups that if the underground money house really decides to transfer funds with private vehicles, I will catch them.”
Director: “Alright, as long as you are confident. Your performance this time gave the higher-ups a lot of confidence. Since you already have your plan, then I will just wait and see the results. Make sure you do a pretty job on this one too.”
At that, he changed the topic as he smiled and said, “So, how about it? Do you like working here? I heard your instructor back at the military say that you still wanted to go back? What happened? Accomplishing things here is inferior to accomplishing things in the military?”
Xu Cheng bitterly smiled. “I didn’t mean that. Since the beginning, I’m a soldier, and I just want to focus on being a soldier.”