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Illegal football betting ring busted

Update: October, 13/2016 - 16:00
Dozens of exhibits seized in connection with a football betting case. Police in the northern province of Bắc Ninh yesterday decided to initiate criminal proceedings against seven people for their alleged involvement in a large online football betting ring.– Photo nld.com.vn
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BẮC NINH – Police in the northern province of Bắc Ninh yesterday decided to initiate criminal proceedings against seven people for their alleged involvement in a large online football betting ring.

All the accused are between 26 and 53, and live in Bắc Ninh Province.

The local police in coordination with the Ministry of Public Security last week arrested and searched the accommodation of Nguyễn Văn Đoàn, Phạm Ngọc Tuấn, Đặng Ngọc Hưng, Đỗ Văn Hải, Bùi Tá Tấm, Bùi Trọng Tiến and Nguyễn Quang Bắc Sơn.

According to the initial investigation, Đoàn was the gang’s leader and was engaged in betting activities with more than 100 gamblers.

The police said transactions worth nearly VNĐ200 billion (US$8.8 million) were conducted as part of the ring’s illegal betting activities since June.

The investigation agency seized several documents and evidence which revealed the illegal activities of the ring.

They also collected several records, dozens of mobile phones, iPads, laptops and CPUs, as well as a car and more than VNĐ150 million ($6,700) in cash.

The accused have admitted to their gambling exploits.

The police are expanding their investigation. - VNS

 

 

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