Thousands arrested in Interpol football gambling raids

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...
Font size:
Print Friendly

Interpol has confirmed that over 4,000 people have been arrested worldwide in a clampdown on illegal football gambling.

The global criminal police organisation said it has seized more than $13 million (€11.8 million) in raids across China, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as part of Operation SOGA VI.

The raided dens are estimated to have taken $649 million in bets during Euro 2016, which took place in France from June 10 to July 10.

According to the Reuters news agency, chief superintendent Chan Lok-wing, the head of Hong Kong’s Organised Crime and Triad Bureau, said: “The number of seizures is the highest and most significant amongst similar operations in recent years.

“The SOGA operations are important for tackling not just illegal gambling, but also the organised networks behind this and other types of crime.”

A second operating targeting transnational networks behind illegal websites and call-centre type operations is also taking place.

About us

E-PLAY Online Gambling Guide is the best source of whole information about entertainment and gambling online market. 15 years of experience supported by our team of gambling specialists and cooperation with partners from around the world is the warranty of best choice to everyone who is interested in online gambling!

ARCHIVE

Facebook

Twitter

Menu Title