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Six arrested in Kathmandu for illegal online gambling



Six arrested in Kathmandu for illegal online gambling

The suspects were arrested with Rs 240m (US$1.8m) worth of fortune, which they’d allegedly obtained by facilitating illegal online gambling activities.

Six individuals have been arrested in Kathmandu for facilitating illegal online gambling. Games and money worth Rs 240m (US$1.8m) were seized during the arrest, according to reports in the Nepalese news media.

All six suspects were aged between 22-29 from different municipalities including Kotahi Mai Municipality-6, Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City and Kathmandu Metropolitan City-30, according to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police. 

Hobindra Bogati, Superintendent of Police (SP) at CIB, said the suspects were accused of facilitating people to engage in online gambling by sending QR codes of their bank accounts through social media and illegal online gambling activities via an online platform Wolf777 Casino.

Investigations will commence against the six individuals under Section 125 of the National Civil Code Act for offenses related to gambling.

In Indonesia, meanwhile, where gambling is strictly prohibited, the Government has formed task forces to fight against such threats as such illegal entities are usually tied to money laundering crime syndicates

In the Philippines, due to the dangerous criminal links that these illegal operators have, there have been several recent arrests of illegal POGOs in the fight against cyber crime

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