A total of 24 Chinese nationals have been arrested after police in northern Bac Ninh province raided a series of arcades that were allegedly transformed into gambling dens.
The arcades were equipped with typical machines which were transformed into betting games.
Colonel Pham The Tung, Directorof the provincial Police Department, said the police raided five arcades,including three in Bac Ninh city, one in Thuan Thanh district and one in Tu Sontownship on October 28.
The police seized alarge amount of cash, including nearly 250 million VND (10,770 USD), 16,300yuan (2,300 USD) and 540 USD, as well as four game booths and 12 score cardsfrom the centres.
Major Nguyen Dinh Hung,deputy head of the provincial Police Department’s Criminal Police Division,said the arcades were illegally operated by a group of Vietnamese and Chinesepeople. The arcades mainly served Chinese gamblers
All of the centres wereequipped with cameras. Those who were unfamiliar with the operators could notget in.
Gamblers were requiredto buy cards to record their scores before playing the machines. The pointscould be exchanged for cash.
The case is underfurther investigation./. VNA