Law enforcement officials in the Philippines conducted a gambling raid in Manila this week, arresting 17 South Korean nationals and taking a lot of equipment as evidence.
The raid took place in a business district and saw raids take place at two different sites within a business center. Those arrested in the case were reportedly on the lam from law enforcement in South Korea for running an illegal sportsbetting ring there as well. The sting was the result of a few days of security, in which immigration officers and officials from the Korean Embassy also participated.
Those taken into custody were as follows: Kim Minkook, Yu Doohee, Lee Byungkon, Lee Seungho, Jo Joongwon, Choi Myoungsoo, Jang Hyoungjun, Kim Hansaem, Park Sungjun, Bae Mungwon, Lee Seungho (Seungho), Lee Yungyu, Hong Ukjin, Han Sang Seo, Park Yungjin, Kim Kyungjin, and Kim Tawewon.
The group faces deportation and jail time for their crimes.