Cambodian-Chinese Operation Ends with Gambling and Crypto Busts
Chinese authorities are working with their overseas counterparts to clamp down on illegal casinos. A police raid in Cambodia’s capital last week ended up with a shootout and 200 people apprehended.
Cambodian-Chinese operation in Phnom Penh results in 200 arrests related to illegal gambling, cryptocurrency scams, and sex trafficking. Police officers were shot at as they tried to enter the complex. The news of the raid coincided with a report by Reuters. People were forced to comply with criminals’ demands.
China has been targeting illegal gambling operations in Cambodia. Cambodia banned online casinos and China threatened economic sanctions. The ban has had a negative effect on the regulated gambling industry. Thailand arrested eight men trying to cross into Cambodia in August. The Khmer Times reports they were looking to work at an illegal online casino in Poipet.