City police break large-scale gambling ring

City police have crushed a large-scale gambling ring after more than three months of following their movements.

Money and other exhibits seized in a illegal gambling place. - Photo baogiaothong.vn

The city police on Monday raided 11 illegal internet gambling dens and illegal lotteries organised by the ring, arresting seven and seizing more than VNĐ5 billion (US$220,000) in cash and various exhibits.

The ring was headed by Trần Văn Mười Hai, born in 1975 and residing in HCM City, and a Chinese man. The duo had organised cock fights, illegal lotteries and high-stakes internet gambling, worth over a trillion đồng (millions of US dollars).

Hai co-operated with Chinese-Malaysian gamblers to release fake gambling results, causing several fights with other gangs.

The police are now expanding the investigation.

Source AFP