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Court jails 27 for gambling

Update: January, 16/2015 - 17:11

CAO BANG (VNS) — The people's court in Cao Bang Province yesterday sent 27 people to prison for organised gambling.

According to the court reports, on January 10, 2014, the Cao Bang police raided a guest room in the province and found four people engaging in illegal gambling. They also seized VND742 million (US$34,500) in cash from the site.

Further investigations showed that the four persons were part of a larger gambling network that also organised gambling in the province from October 2013 to January 2014.

The gambling network comprised 27 people, who received prison terms varying from one to six years. Several other persons were given probation.

According to the Criminal Code, gambling is illegal in Viet Nam. — VNS

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