Police in the northern Vietnamese province of Vinh Phuc have broken up an illicit gambling ring that operated inside a concrete 'bunker' located on a secluded hill.
Officers under the provincial Department of Police confirmed on Wednesday they had raided the racket in Dong Thinh Commune, Song Lo District.
A total of 27 suspects were arrested and items including VND60 million (US$2,555) in cash, an automobile, and 11 motorbikes were confiscated.
Preliminary information showed that the ring was headed by Nguyen Xuan Truong, 40.
|Arrested suspects and confiscated exhibits of a gambling ring in Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam are seen in this photo supplied by police officers.|
Truong had hired people to build the concrete ‘bunker’ on a local hill to avoid being discovered by police officers.
The venue is safeguarded by three layers of steel doors.
The facility had been operating for only one week before it was busted by police officers.
Gamblers who arrived at the venue were told to park their vehicles at separate locations to avoid arousing suspicion from local residents.