Eight are ar­rested in on­line gam­bling case

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Po­lice in An­hui prov­ince ar­rested eight peo­ple for al­legedly or­ga­niz­ing on­line gam­bling that in­volved more than 500 gam­blers and a cash flow of over 100 mil­lion yuan ($14.6 mil­lion; 13 mil­lion eu­ros; £11 mil­lion). Po­lice in the city of Chuzhou re­ceived a tip in July about a gang or­ga­niz­ing an on­line casino via an in­stant mes­sag­ing app. The in­for­mant con­fessed to hav­ing lost 130,000 yuan since March in chat groups. A task group was set up to in­ves­ti­gate the case in the city of Pingx­i­ang, in neigh­bor­ing Jiangxi prov­ince, where the chat group or­ga­niz­ers were based.

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