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Police on hunt for gambling ring

Update: July, 11/2014 - 08:00

THANH HOA (VNS) — The local police in the central Thanh Hoa Province are hunting for two persons suspected to have links with a VND5 trillion, or US$235 million, online gambling ring.

The suspects are Tran Thi An of the northern Nam Dinh Province's Vu Ban District, and Nguyen Huy Giap of the Thanh Hoa Province's Thach Thanh District.

Earlier, the police caught the gang leader Duong Ba Lieu, 48, and four other suspects red-handed when they were gambling online at Lieu's house on Sunday. Later, seven other gang members were also arrested.

The police seized several items from the suspects' houses, including VND320 million, or $15,000, and US$900 in cash; a fax machine; five laptops; three shotguns; and four swords.

The case is being investigated further. — VNS

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