Hong Kong Gambling Ring Busted On Eve Of World Cup

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Hong Kong saw multiple raids on gambling dens Wednesday

As the FIFA World Cup kicks off today the push to stop illegal gambling on the worlds greatest show is heating up in Asia.

Over the last week several gambling rings have been busted and on Wednesday 13th June in Hong Kong saw another with the arrests of 45 people in connection with gambling related breaches.

Almost $10 million dollars in gambling receipts were seized in twenty locations around the city suspected to be involved in bookmaking, managing unlawful gambling establishments and possession of drugs.

Forty-two men and three women were arrested in the raids with police removing sums of cash, hoards of computers along with cash and some drugs.

Police say they believe the raids captured the ring leaders of the gambling ring and some had connections to the infamous Triad Gangs.

Much of Asia is pushing hard to stamp out illegal gambling which it believes will spike over the next month with the FIFA World Cup taking place.

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