|Police in Ninh Bình arrested eight men accused of illegal football betting. — Photo thanhnien.vn|Viet Nam News
NINH BÌNH — Police in the northern city of Ninh Bình on Sunday arrested eight men suspected of involvement in online football betting, according to an announcement on Monday.
Vice head of the city’s Police, Major Ngô Quang Tĩnh, said the suspects were found to have opened betting accounts on bongda.com.
Lê Toàn Thắng, 36, and Định Lệnh Toàn, 29, both residing in the city since June 23, opened accounts and then transferred them to other suspects.
Police also seized 18 mobile phones, VNĐ28 million (US$1,200) in cash other evidence of illegal betting.
Last month, Việt Nam legalised sports betting after the National Assembly passed the Law on Sports and Physical Training, but the law is not due to take effect until next year. — VNS