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Vietnamese police arrest gambling ringleader

Vietnamese Police have arrested a man who was allegedly one of the two leaders of an illegal online gambling ring that was busted last July.

Fifty-year-old Pham Huu Loi, a resident of Hue City deemed extremely dangerous, was caught by provincial police  while hiding in Dong Thap Province.

Last year police  busted a gambling ring and prosecuted 17 people for illegal online gambling and football match-fixing.

The online Cong an Nhan dan newspaper said police had found documents showing the amount of money gambled to be up to $37.7 million. 

It is thought the ring was run by more than 200 people at various levels and involved more than 2,000 gamblers across Vietnam.


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