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Suspected gambling ring raid inconclusive

Some 50 computers and 60 boxes of playing cards were seized during a police raid at a condo housing a suspected Korean online betting ring in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district yesterday.

No arrests were made, however, during the five-hour operation in Boeung Kak II commune, police said.

Chhay Sinarith, the Ministry of Interior’s internal security director, said the apartment was not a place for online gambling, before declining to comment further.

Huoth Chanyarann, police chief of Tuol Kork district, only confirmed that the location was rented by a group of Korean men.

The raid follows two raids against internet gambling operations, which snared 114 Indonesians on September 10 and more than 70 people last week.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com

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