Trio charged with trying to sell fake gold

Three men who allegedly tried to sell a shop owner pieces of bogus gold for $120,000 have been charged in court for attempted cheating.

Hu Wanli, 37, Liu Aimin, 42, and Zhang Fasheng, 44, are said to have offered to sell Tay Hai Choon 199 gold-coloured ingots and six small Buddha statues.

They are accused of doing this at around 7pm on Tuesday, at a floral shop called Lasting Impressions in Tyrwhitt Road.

The three Chinese nationals, here on social visit passes, were arrested in an ambush after Mr Tay went to the police.

They have been remanded in Police 'A' Division for further investigation, and their cases will next be heard in court in a week's time. This was after the court granted a police application for more time to conduct further investigations into the men, who are believed to have been involved in similar cheating cases.

The trio each faces up to five years in jail for attempted cheating if convicted.

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