UK newspaper The Guardian has released a story in which they claim a confidential Las Vegas Sands investigation revealed that Chinese officials suspect the land casino of being used by the FBI and CIA to blackmail Chinese officials.
The report was compiled by a private investigator that was hired by Sands, who feared that Chinese officials were active more hostile toward the betting firm. The report goes on to state: “Many of the (Chinese) officials we contacted were of the view that US intelligence agencies are very active in Macao and that they have penetrated and utilised the US casinos to support their operations."
“A reliable source has reported that central Chinese government officials firmly believe that Sands has permitted CIA/FBI agents to operate from within its facilities. These agents apparently ‘monitor mainland government officials’ who gamble in the casinos.”
The investigation took place in 2010 and was uncovered by the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkley.
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