|The suspects at the police station in Đồng Nai Province.— Photo laodong.vn|
ĐỒNG NAI — Police in the southern province of Đồng Nai arrested 17 people for gambling in a melaleuca forest in Biên Hoà City’s Tân Hoà Ward at 4pm on Sunday.
The police also seized hundreds of millions of đồng at the scene.
Following the police investigation, Nguyễn Thanh Phong, 37, of Biên Hoà City, was identified as the ringleader.
Phong organised gambling events in the forest to avoid attention from the police.
Phong admitted that he hired several local men to guard the areas as well as bringing the gamblers from their home every day. The gamblers would congregate at 3-5pm daily.
The police are investigating the case.— VNS