Police Cracking Down on Betting Ahead of Election 中二選區補選投票在即 外界賭盤傳聞不斷

The Taichung City police is trying to crack down on election betting and arrested over 50 people working for a betting ring operating under a technology company banner on Jan. 5.


Police break down the door of this townhouse and find employees of a gambling ring inside. Police seized NT$9.6 million in cash from the scene. The ring reportedly took bets of over NT$1 billion in the past month. According to police, the sports betting ring was operating under the guise of a technology company, registered as a subsidiary of an offshore company, at six locations around Taiwan.

Lin Ming-tso, Captain, Taichung City Criminal Investigation Corps: “(Members) placed their bets on an app with a finance company processing stored-value or virtual currency transactions. All of the company's illegal gains were laundered overseas.”

The police are expanding the scope of their investigation. The legislative by-election in Taichung's District 2 will be held on the 9th and bets are reportedly being placed left and right. Police are trying to crack down on the betting. The police have arrested 229 people in 69 separate gambling-related cases since the referendums as they aim to sever the cash flow of betting operations.

Teng Hsueh-hsin, Deputy Commissioner, Taichung City Police: “We didn't find any evidence of election betting, but we cut off all channels that they could use.”

Police say there is no evidence at this time that the ring was engaged in election betting.

 

 

 

警方破門進入透天厝,博弈集團成員,還坐在電腦前收單,一看到警方只能就範。點鈔機一疊十萬,警方現場查扣現鈔就有960萬,清查發現這個集團網站單一個月,下注的金額就超達10億。警方調查,這個博弈集團以科技公司為幌子,在全台設立6處博弈據點,替國外母公司,以運動賽事提供網路提供會員下注。

台中市刑大大隊長林明佐表示:「App下注簽賭,再由財務金流公司、信用儲值,或虛擬貨幣的方式,進行下注簽賭,並把公司的不法金流獲利,洗出國外。」

警方目前還在擴大了解案情。而台中市第二選區立委補選,這個月9日就要投票,外界傳言賭盤介入大選,警方積極查緝掃蕩。從公投過後至今,查獲69件賭博案,帶回229人,就是要切斷賭盤依附的金流。

台中市警局副局長鄧學鑫表示:「都沒查到選舉賭盤的狀況,但是也斬斷了,它們可能依附的任何一個管道。」

警方表示,目前查獲的案件,暫時排除和選舉賭盤有關。但補選選情緊繃,接下來除了繼續查緝斷絕賭盤介入,治安的維護也是重點,避免影響選情。

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