|Cash found during a raid by the local police. — Photo courtesy of local police
THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Police in the central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province busted a large-scale gambling racket early Monday morning after months of monitoring.
Police raided a house in the province’s outlying Nam Thượng Village, which was home to the ring of six, and seized more than VNĐ1.8 billion (US$79,000) in cash along with various expensive items.
The ring was headed by Trương Minh Quang, a 32-year-old local, and Trần Phan Mạnh Hùng, a 33-year-old resident of Huế City. The two used to organise gambles and online betting on European football matches, worth over VNĐ100 billion ($4.4 million).
To operate the ring, Quang had bought the websites allowing online gambling.
Police said the ring was well-organised and it took a lot of effort by local policemen to keep a watch on the members. Police had to make use of the live telecast of a match at the English Premier League between Manchester City and Chelsea last weekend to raid the ring.
They are now expanding the investigation. This is the largest case of a gambling racket to be busted in the province. — VNS