HONG KONG POLICE ARRESTED MEMBERS OF THE GAME SYNDICATE!
Hong Kong police have arrested 17 alleged members of a gambling syndicate who used a foreign gaming website to receive $ 133 million Hong Kong dollars ($ 17.2 million). Nine men and eight women aged 22 to 58 were arrested on Tuesday after a series of raids in new territories.
The total amount was collected over a 14-month period, playing various games on the online casino site, including roulette, baccarat and blackjack.
The group recruited bookmakers, offering them cash rewards to find players to play on the site.
Players then transferred money to bank accounts or valuables to buy points from bookmakers who helped them create accounts.
Bookmakers laundered money through different accounts.
Police also froze $ 4.5 million Hong Kong dollars in bank accounts controlled by members of a syndicate in a police operation code called “Deepskill.”
Cell phones, laptops and bank cards were also seized as evidence.
According to the Hong Kong police, since the start of the operation in December 2017, the syndicate has gained thousands of players in the city.
Police sources say the investigation is ongoing and new arrests are possible.