Monday, March 30, 2015   

Philippines arrests 10 Koreans over gambling site
(02-05 14:41)

Philippine police anti-cybercrime agents have arrested 10 South Koreans for allegedly operating an illegal online gambling site in a posh apartment in metropolitan Manila, an official said Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa, head of the national police's anti-cybercrime group, said the eight men and two women were caught Tuesday inside two separate units in an upscale condominium in Taguig city, AP reports.
The raid stemmed from a request from South Korean authorities for help in locating eight fugitives who allegedly fled Seoul and moved their illegal online gambling operation to the Philippines, Sosa said. The gambling site receives payments from Korean bettors via online banking and credit cards.
Sosa said two of the men arrested were among those wanted in Seoul, and phones, identification cards, computers and network devices were among the items seized.
They were arrested on the strength of a search warrant issued by a Manila judge for violating the Philippines' illegal gambling laws and regulations on the use of access devices for commercial transactions.
Philippine authorities have also recently cracked down on operators of online child pornography sites and cybersex chat rooms that cater to paying viewers around the world.   
Other World breaking news:
Thai airlines branded a ‘significant safety concern,’ Japan blocks flights from Thai Airways (03-27 20:22)
Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity (03-27 20:16)
(Flight 9525) Shredded sick note reveals German co-pilot suffered from depression (03-27 20:08)
Assad keeps option open with US (03-27 19:55)
Cameron pulls though in TV grilling (03-27 19:44)
Saudi bombs in Yemen kill 39 civilians, inflaming tensions (03-27 18:36)
Cambodians jailed for trafficking people to Thailand for kidneys (03-27 17:18)
(Flight 9525) Police take away items from co-pilot’s flat (03-27 16:51)
10 pilgrims die at Bangladesh river ritual (03-27 14:32)
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Singaporeans determined to honor late leader (03-27 14:27)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.