WANTED: CHUEN FAT YIP REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION
NAME: Chuen Fat Yip (Hong Kong name)
ALIASES: Chuan Fa Ye (PRC name)
DOB: August 3, 1953
POB: People’s Republic of China (PRC)
WEIGHT: 160 lbs.
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown
Chuen Fat Yip is the owner, Chief Executive Order, and Chairman of the Yuancheng Group (YCG) in China. Yip is allegedly one of the most prolific suppliers of anabolic steroids in the world. According to Yip’s indictment, over a five-year period, Yip and his co-defendants were responsible for producing and distributing approximately $280 million in illegal anabolic steroids to customers in all 50 States, as well as 84 other countries. The U.S. sales alone accounted for about $55 million in steroid purchases. DEA investigations also revealed Chuen Fat Yip selling illicit synthetic opioids, like U-47700, and fentanyl precursor chemicals, like 4-ANPP, between 2015 and 2018, to customers in the United States.
Chuen Fat Yip was charged in a federal indictment filed on September 26, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The indictment charges Yip with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance (anabolic steroids), one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance (4-ANPP), one count of conspiracy to import a controlled substance (anabolic steroids), one count of manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance knowing that the controlled substance will be unlawfully imported into the United States (anabolic steroids), and one count of manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance knowing that the controlled substance will be unlawfully imported into the United States (4-ANPP).
The indictment states that in December 2017, a single customer ordered approximately 25 kilograms of 4-ANPP from Yip’s companies. The parties agreed that the fentanyl precursor would be shipped to a location in the United States. The customer intended for the fentanyl precursor to then be smuggled into Mexico, where it would be combined with other chemicals to produce fentanyl. The fentanyl would then be smuggled into the United States for distribution to end-users.
The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction or location as a key leader of a Transnational Criminal Organization of Fujing Zheng, a/k/a “Gordon Jin,” “Gordon Zheng,” and “Gao Deng.” The reward is also offered or for information leading to the disruption of financial mechanisms of Yip’s transnational organized crime group, the Yuancheng Group.
If you have information, please contact the DEA at +1-323-761-0481 via phone/text/WhatsApp, or by email at ZhengInfo@dea.gov. If you are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in your city.
ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.