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Interpol Releases Illegal World Cup Betting Numbers

The International Police Association has announced its numbers coming in from the 2014 World Cup, announcing that it led investigations that resulted in 1,400 arrests during the tournament.

A statement by the law enforcement agency revealed the large number of people arrested, as well $12 million in money seized during various raids. Most of the arrests came in Asian countries. During the tournament more than 1,000 raids on gambling rings were conducted.

Commenting on the crime numbers Interpol Executive Director of Police Services Jean-Michel Louboutin said, "The results ... are significant in relation to the volume of bets being handled by these illegal gambling dens, as well as the number of arrests. Illegal gambling generates massive profits for organised crime networks which are often linked to corruption, human trafficking and money laundering, which is why a coordinated international response is required to tackle this type of crime."

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