Woman arrested in southern Vietnam for running gambling den at home

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Nguyen Thi Van, 48, at a police station with her two other accomplices on July 4, 2016. Photo: Nguyen Long/Thanh Nien Nguyen Thi Van, 48, at a police station with her two other accomplices on July 4, 2016. Photo: Nguyen Long/Thanh Nien

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Police in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau have arrested a woman for allegedly running illegal gambling operations at her house and making dozens of millions of dong in profits every day.
Nguyen Thi Van, 48, was caught red-handed at her home in Long Dien District Monday afternoon with 20 people gambling there, the police said.
Around VND210 million (nearly US$10,000) in cash was seized, investigators said, adding that the players staked more than VND10 million per game.
Van admitted the gambling, involving only people she knew, had been going on for months.
Police also detained a 41-year old woman, who worked for Van as a lookout and a 34-year old man who worked as a croupier.
All the gamblers are out on bail, the police said, adding the investigation was continuing.

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