1,000 arrested, weapons seized in Euro football gambling crackdown

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Around 1,000 people were arrested for gambling and/or organizing gambling during the 2012 Euro football championship, according to the police department in charge of tackling hi-tech crime, known as C50.

C50 said it busted 154 football gambling cases and arrested around 1,000 people during the Euro season last month, online newspaper Dan Tri reported Tuesday.

Colonel Nguyen Thanh Hoa, chief of C50, said police also blocked more than 300 football gambling websites and 315 IP addresses belonging to them.

Police in cities and provinces across the country confiscated billions of dong, dozens of cars, motorbikes, guns and other weapons used by football gamblers and gambling organizers.

The Ministry of Public Security's Anti-Crime Police Department has said that it will continue to work with internet providers to block websites and IP addresses involving gambling in upcoming football events.

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