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Hanoi police break up largest online gambling ring to date

Friday, May 29, 2020, 16:13 GMT+7
Hanoi police break up largest online gambling ring to date
Police officers search the house of a suspect involved in an online gambling ring in Hanoi, Vietnam in this supplied photo.

Police in Hanoi have broken up an online gambling ring with transactions worth up to VND64 trillion (US$2.7 billion), the largest-ever gambling bust made by the capital’s law enforcement.

The municipal Department of Police confirmed on Thursday it had apprehended Truong Ngoc Tu — the ring leader — and 15 other suspects.

The illegal ring had operated a gambling website since 2018, according to preliminary information.

Gamblers paid money for virtual points, which they spent on a variety of gambling games on the site.

The ring also advertised its website to attract more gamblers, with millions of accounts having been registered by the time of the police raid.

The total value of transactions made via the platform was estimated to be VND64 trillion ($2.7 billion).

It is the largest online gambling ring to have been busted in Hanoi to date.

Aside from Tu, other members including Nguyen Ngoc Trung, Nguyen Trong Tuan, Tran Huu Hung, Nguyen Van Toan, and Khuat Vinh Quang, also played important roles in the illicit organization, police found.

Police officers have searched the suspects’ houses and confiscated 34 mobile phones, 23 bank cards, five computers, and hundreds of SIM cards.

Further investigation is ongoing.

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