Thừa Thiên-Huế police smash large gambling ring

March 02, 2017 - 18:00

Police report they have busted gambling ring operated on a large scale under the form of illegal lottery in this central province.

A fax machine was among many others things including laptops and computers seized when police bust a large scale gambling ring on Wednesday in Huế City, the central Thừa Thiên Huế Province. — Photo
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Police report that they have busted a large scale gambling ring operating in the form of an illegal lottery in Huế City.

Two sisters, Lê Thị Cẩm Tú, 35 and Lê Thị Cẩm Hằng, 31, both from Tây Lộc Ward in Huế, were arrested on Wednesday for operating the ring found to include about 15 others members.

At the police station, Tú and Hằng confessed they had made total profit worth about VNĐ10 billion (roughly US$438,000) from a total VNĐ14 billion collected from gamblers since last November.

The ring was seized after police broke into 13 lottery sale outlets selling illegal lotteries to gamblers from around Huế and the neighbouring Quảng Trị Province’s Đông Hà District.

The bust resulted from a campaign conducted by the provincial criminal police unit, PC45, since late last month that mobilised more than 100 policemen in co-operation with local armed units.

Thousands of illegal lotteries, dozens of fax and print machines, laptops and computers--along with cash worth more than VNĐ500 million--were seized at Tú and Hằng’s different sale outlets during the campaign.

The two sisters also admitted that they were working with the support of 15 members, five of whom everyday transferred to them about VNĐ100 million ($4,380). The money was collected from gamblers.

Police said they are consolidating all documents on the case to put the ring to the court. — VNS