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9 Chinese busted for playing, organizing mahjong gambling in Nha Trang

9 Chinese busted for playing, organizing mahjong gambling in Nha Trang

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 17:31 GMT+7
9 Chinese busted for playing, organizing mahjong gambling in Nha Trang
The suspects and relevant exhibits at the tenanted house of Zeng Jun in Nha Trang City, located in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Police in Nha Trang, a resort city in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa, has broken up an illicit mahjong gambling ring organized by a Chinese national.

The municipal Department of Police confirmed on Monday they had apprehended nine people, all of whom are Chinese citizens, for being involved in the illegal activity.

Eight of the suspects, including six men and two women, were charged for playing mahjong gambling, while the other, 36-year-old Zeng Jun, was identified as the operator of the ring.

They were caught red-handed gambling inside a three-story house on Hung Vuong Street in Loc Tho Ward on Saturday night.

Zeng was also present at the house at the time of the raid.

A total of CNY1,870 (US$268) and VND34 million ($1,458), along with 800 mahjong cards, was discovered on the table.

The house where Zeng Jun organized the mahjong games. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The house where Zeng Jun organized the mahjong games. Photo: Tuoi Tre

About CNY14,000 ($2,000), VND34 million, and nine mobile phones were also found on the suspects.

All of them have admitted to their wrongdoings at the police station.

Initial information revealed that Zeng often organized mahjong games for Chinese expats and tourists in Nha Trang.

Zeng would collect an amount of money from the gamblers in return for organizing the games.

The man added he rented the house from a local owner.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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