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Pudong police nab online football gamblers

PUDONG police have caught 12 members of an online football gambling gang, seizing 1.2 million yuan (US$175,682) involved, today's Shanghai Morning Post reported.

The crackdown on gambling will continue, particularly throughout the one-month World Cup starting tonight, police said.

Police first caught a jobless man surnamed Chen, the lowest-level member of the gang, in February. Chen, 41, told police he had an account that allowed him to bet up to 100,000 yuan on a football gambling Website. Besides football, the site also offered betting on other sports such as basketball and volleyball.

Police then caught A Hua who allegedly gave Chen the account. A Hua told police that besides Chen, he had four other gamblers from whom he would take 1 percent of their bets, the report said.

A Hua's superior was later caught. The man nicknamed Xiaojiangbei told police that he had accounts at other gambling Websites, all overseas-based.

His superior was also caught, the report said.


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