Vietnamese Police Detain 380 in Gambling Raids

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Vietnamese police arrested 380 Chinese nationals this week in a series of gambling raids, and the defendants stand accused of running the largest online gambling ring in Vietnam's history.

The defendants were arrested in Haiphong City, which sits about 100 kilometers from Hanoi. The men were aged from 18 to 24 and were found to be operating from more than 100 rooms in the city. The ring is thought to have been bringing in more than 3 billion yuan in transactions by facilitating sports wagers and lottery games. In addition to the arrests, more than 2,000 phones and 530 computers were seized.

The country's Ministry of Public Security issued a statement, which read: "This is the largest ever gambling ring in terms of both the number of foreigners involved and in terms of money in Vietnamese territory."

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31 July 2019 - 6:33pm

Those are some scary numbers even by the Chinese dimensions I guess but obviously the local police have done a good job to bust that ring.

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6 August 2019 - 5:05pm

I saw this news on TV 🙂
They probably opened the overseas office to do phone marketing of their illegal gambling sites.
A funny point is that many Korean illegal businesses have their office in China 🙂