Police operating in Da Nang successfully broke up an online football gambling ring on July 15 with the group worth US$32 million, equivalent to VND700 billion, all of which had been made from their crimes.
|Da Nang police successfully breaks up an online football gambling ring. Photo: Tuoi Tre Newspaper|
Local authorities were able to arrest a total of 13 people who were allegedly part of the major gambling ring that specifically targeted football.
According to initial information, the ringleader of the group was identified as 34-year-old Tran Viet Nghia of Trung Nu Vuong street in Da Nang.
Upon conducting a search of the homes of the 13 people, the police seized over 4,000 documents relating to gambling on football, three cars, in addition to VND2 billion in cash. VOV
The police of Hung Yen Province have cracked down on a large online gambling ring worth over VND20 trillion and arrested 20 individuals.
If Vietnam legalises sports betting, billions of dollars could be recouped for the country and help boost tourism post-COVID-19.