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Gamblers, ring leaders get prison terms in Bac Ninh

Update: March, 20/2014 - 09:11
he Bac Ninh People's Court yesterday sentenced two leaders of a gambling ring to five years and 42 months in jail respectively.— Photo antv

BAC NINH (VNS)— The Bac Ninh People's Court yesterday sentenced two leaders of a gambling ring to five years and 42 months in jail respectively.

Duong Anh Duc, 50, from the northern province of Bac Giang got the five-year sentence and the shorter sentence was awarded to Khuat Thi Huong, 48, of Bac Ninh Province.

They will also have to pay fines of VND20 million (US$950) and VND15 million ($710) respectively.

The indictment said Duc and Huong had collaborated in organising the gambling ring since October, 2012. They were caught red-handed together at a massage parlour with 102 other individuals engaged in illegal gambling on December 29, 2012.

Police seized more than VND5.8 billion ($281,000) in cash, 69 cell phones, and two tablets. The court ruled that the money and the gadgets will be submitted to the State Treasury.

The court in the northern province also sentenced 46 other people to between 15 months and four years in prison for engaging in illegal gambling and organising gambling. Probation sentences of 24-30 months were handed down to 38 other defendants in the case. — VNS

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