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49 indicted for involvement in gambling activities

Update: August, 15/2017 - 17:00
The Supreme People’s Procuracy has decided to prosecute 49 accused of being involved in a gambling ring via the cmd368.com website. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Supreme People’s Procuracy said on Tuesday that it had issued an indictment against 49 accused of being involved in a gambling ring via the cmd368.com website.

Four persons, including Băng Tử Mạnh from HCM City, Lương Quốc Khánh, Đặng Hùng Anh and Mạc Thị Hương from Hải Phòng City, were charged for organising the gambling activities while 45 others were accused for taking part in them.

According to the indictment, in December 2014, Băng Tử Mạnh was introduced by his friend to work for a gambling company in Cambodia at cmd368.com website.

From August 2014 to June 2016, Mạnh, along with his gang members, including Khánh, Anh and Hương, colluded with several foreigners to open bank accounts or rent them on behalf of cmd369.com in Việt Nam.

The move was to help gamblers in Việt Nam transfer money accrued from betting on football, basketball, tennis or online gambling.

Mạnh played a role as the ring leader to organise gambling activities with foreigners in Việt Nam, collecting money from other members, and then transferring the money illegally to gambling establishments in Cambodia.

Mạnh transferred the money to gamblers in Việt Nam with the guidance of the gambling organisers abroad and paid wages to others who were renting out accounts.

The total money collected from the accounts of Khánh, Hương and Anh’s reached VNĐ49.5 billion (US$2.2 million).

Mạnh and his accomplices had withdrawn VNĐ20 billion from the gambler’s account, and then sent it to the representative of cmd369.com.

The remaining money was transferred to the various accounts of gamblers who had won.

For their role, Mạnh received VNĐ115 million, Khánh got VNĐ35 million, Hương got VNĐ59 million and Anh received VNĐ80 million.

Nguyễn Đức Thịnh and Nguyễn Quang Hà are the main gamblers among the 45 who joined the gambling network.

Thịnh and Hà had transfered over VNĐ1.6 billion to various accounts.

The remaining gamblers won and lost hundreds of millions of đồng. — VNS

 

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