|Police in Hải Phòng City have broke up an online football betting operation worth VNĐ200 billion (US$8.8 million), detaining six people. — Photo nhandan.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HẢI PHÒNG — Police in Hải Phòng, in co-ordination with the high-tech crime investigation department under the Ministry of Public Security, have broken up an online football betting operation worth VNĐ200 billion (US$8.8 million), arresting six people.
According to preliminary information, Đặng Mạnh Thành,38, who lives in Hải Phòng City’s Hồng Bàng District, was the mastermind of the ring. He offered illicit services on several websites. Nguyễn Xuân Sơn, 62, another local resident, was hired to receive and perform transactions with the gamblers.
Last Saturday, Thanh and Sơn were caught red-handed while conducting betting operations on the 2017 European Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus.
A car, 10 mobile phones, a computer, an Ipad and VNĐ55 million ($2,400) in cash were also seized.
Over 1,000 accounts created by suspects with values totaling over VNĐ200 billion (US$8.8 million) have been located.
Four other people suspected of involvement in the betting ring have also been detained by the police to clarify their role.
Further investigations are underway. — VNS