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Interpol cracks down on World Cup gambling in Asia

Interpol cracks down on World Cup gambling in Asia

International police agency Interpol says that more than 5,000 people have been taken into custody in a crackdown in Asia on illegal World Cup gambling.
Police also seized $10 million in the operation targeting gambling linked to organized crime gangs.
China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand took part in the crackdown, which was coordinated by Lyon, France-based Interpol.
Interpol said in a statement Friday that police in those countries "identified and raided nearly 800 illegal gambling dens which handled more than $155 million worth of bets." The operation ran from June 11 to July 11.