91 arrested and 44 locations raided in Phnom Penh illegal gambling crackdown

91 arrested and 44 locations raided in Phnom Penh illegal gambling crackdown

As the widespread crackdown – ordered by PM Hun Sen on Saturday- against illegal gambling in Cambodia continues, Phnom Penh authorities have revealed the scale of the crime blitz in the capital

Colonel San Sok Seiha, spokesman for the Phnom Penh Municipal Police, said that the Phnom Penh Municipal Unity Command cracked down on a total of 44 gambling offenses and arrested 91 people in local districts in Phnom Penh for 3 days from September 17-20.

The Colonel stated that “The results of the crackdown on illegal gambling for 3 days from 17 to 20 September 2022 by 7 am, in accordance with the order of HE Khuong Sreng,  Governor of Phnom Penh and His Excellency Lt. Gen. Thet, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police have launched a plan and set up a working group to crack down on illegal gambling for the past three days from the 17th to the 20th.

As of 7 am, 44 cases were cracked and 91 people were arrested.’

He further stated that 29 Vietnamese lottery sites, 6 illegal cinemas, 4 online gambling sites, 1 poker site, 3 online cockfighting venues had been raided

The Phnom Penh raids follow earlier raids in Sihanoukville and Kandal provinces

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