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Arrests in Macau and Guangdong for illegal gambling involving €2.5 billion

Macau and the Chinese province of Guangdong today announced 42 arrests for money laundering, organized crime and illegal online gambling, involving more than 18.5 billion renminbi (2.5 billion euros).

The Judiciary Police (PJ) of Macau indicated that 15 residents were arrested in the territory on Wednesday, including the criminal leader. The remaining arrests were carried out by the Guangdong police.

At a press conference, the PJ said it believed that the criminal organization had the operation in place since 2017 and that, since then, it had made profits of 25 million renminbi (3.4 million euros).

The criminal organization had established itself in Macau and in several places in mainland China, but the servers and the bulk of the operation were located abroad, he added.

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