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South Korea Targets Illegal Gambling

26 July 2006

SOUTH KOREA – As reported by the Korea Herald: "The National Tax Service yesterday began tax audits on 54 gaming arcades and internet cafes suspected of running illegal gambling.

"The audits came after the Supreme Prosecutor's Office formed a joint investigating team with the police, the NTS and the National Intelligence Service last week to crack down on illegal gambling.

"The NTS pledged to trace the money flow and find out whether any crime rings were linked to the gambling business, expanding existing tax audits on similar forms of entertainment venues.

"…There are around 14,000 adult-only gaming arcades across the country, of which an estimated 11,000 are thought to provide gambling services…"

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