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Hong Kong Illegal Sports Gambling Ring Busted

14 April 2004

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – As reported by the Pakistan Daily Times: "Malaysian police arrested seven people, including four Chinese from Hong Kong, for running a multi-million dollar illegal football gambling syndicate here, a report said Tuesday.

"The syndicate, operating from a posh 15th floor Kuala Lumpur apartment, had accepted bets involving up to some six million ringgit (US$1.6 million) a day for most English Premier League as well as European football league matches, the Malay Mail newspaper said.

"…The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) last month issued a fresh warning to all its associations, especially those in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam, to guard against illegal betting groups and possible match-fixing…"

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