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Cần Thơ Police bust football gambling ring

Update: February, 17/2017 - 14:00
Members of the football gambling ring are seized by the Cần Thơ Police. – VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ – Cần Thơ City on Thursday announced it busted a football gambling ring operating on a large scale on the internet.

The ring was led by Nguyễn Hữu Lợi, 36, from Ninh Kiều District.

After more than a year of investigation, on Monday, the city police conducted raids at several places from where the ring was operating in different districts in the city.

The police found Lợi; Huỳnh Bá Đủ, 30; Nguyễn Chí Hóa, 27; and Võ Văn Nhì, 37; in the act of collecting money for gambling purposes.

On the same day, the police caught six other people, aged between 21 and 35, gambling.

Objects of evidence included 22 ATM cards, eight money transferring papers for gambling, 10 laptops and other papers proving that the fund for gambling had reached VNĐ8.2 billion (US$364,400).

The police temporarily detained Lợi, Đủ, Hóa, and Nhì, as well as Phan Trọng Hoàng Ngân, 33, and Lê Hữu Thà, 25, for further investigation. – VNS

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