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Police in Phom Penh, Cambodia announced this week that they've conducted one of the largest gambling raids in the country's history, taking 121 Chinese nationals into custody in the process.
The police conducted the raid in connection with illegal online betting and VOIP scams, which were operating side by side. Chinese police gave intel to the local authorities, which then carried out the raids in the Sen Sok and Tuol Kork in Phom Penh. Police took mobile phones, VOIP phones, and other evidence connected to the crimes.
It's thought that the crime ring was connected to a Chinese mafia group, which operated online gambling rings in the country. Additionally, the group was extorting Chinese citiizens by using the VOIP equipment. Those arrested for gambling face up to 5 years in prison with a $5,000 fine.