Investigators have asked police in Da Nang to deport Park Jong Min, who was arrested last December for allegedly organizing football gambling for his compatriots back in South Korea.
Police said Park entered Vietnam on June 1, 2014 and rented a condo at the centrally-located Azura Apartments where he set up the illegal website.
He allegedly accepted over US$9.37 million in wagers on European and Asian football matches as well as the National Basketball Association games prior to his arrest on December 20, 2014.
All transactions were made through an account registered at a bank in South Korea, police said.
A police source told VnExpress that police did not launch a criminal investigation because all of the involved gamblers are based in South Korea.
Park confessed that he'd set up his illegal website in Vietnam to avoid being detected by the South Korean authorities, the source said.
On January 23, Ba Ria Vung Tau police deported six South Korean nationals for operating gambling websites that were being used by roughly 4,000 of their countrymen.
Last July, Ho Chi Minh City police deported 33 others South Koreans for the same violation.