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World Cup|Police anti-peripheral wave arrests more than 1,000 people and seizes 560 million betting records and tens of millions of cash

2022-12-20T11:05:28.840Z


The month-long World Cup came to an end. During the World Cup from November to December, the police carried out a large-scale anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "Gobi" and "Wind Shield". A total of 1,104 people were arrested and more than 5.6


The month-long World Cup came to an end. During the World Cup from November to December, the police carried out a large-scale anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "Gobi" and "Wind Shield". A total of 1,104 people were arrested and more than Betting records of 560 million yuan and more than 10 million yuan in cash.


During the 2018 World Cup, the police also carried out anti-surrounding law enforcement operations. At that time, a total of 242 people were arrested, and about 130 million yuan of betting records and about 4 million yuan in cash were seized.

In contrast, in this year's World Cup, the number of peripheral wave betting records seized has more than tripled compared with the previous one.


During the World Cup from November to December, the police conducted a large-scale anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "Gobi" and "Wind Shield", and seized many watches.

(provided by the police)

During the operation, the police smashed 188 premises suspected to be related to illegal peripheral gambling activities and arrested 1,104 people, aged between 15 and 89. premises" and "dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offence" (commonly known as "money laundering"), etc.

The police seized a total of more than 560 million yuan in betting records, suspected criminal proceeds of more than 10 million yuan in cash, and 46 computers, and detained 3 vehicles believed to be criminal proceeds.

During the World Cup from November to December, the police conducted a large-scale anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "Gobi" and "Wind Shield", arresting more than a thousand people.

(provided by the police)

The police reminded the public that according to the Gambling Ordinance (Chapter 148 of the Laws of Hong Kong), it is illegal for anyone to place bets on bettors. Upon conviction, the maximum penalty is a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for 9 months.

Anyone who illegally accepts bets, or promotes or facilitates the taking of bets, is liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and imprisonment for seven years upon conviction.

Even if the gambling website is not in Hong Kong, if citizens participate in the operation of the relevant website in Hong Kong, they may violate the relevant "Gambling Ordinance".

Police appeal to the public not to participate in any illegal gambling and money laundering activities.

During the World Cup from November to December, the police conducted a large-scale anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "Gobi" and "Wind Shield", arresting more than a thousand people.

(provided by the police)

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Source: hk1

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