2018 ELECTIONS: Raids uncover election betting in Kaohsiung

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 23, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Authorities have raided two underground gambling operations in Kaohsiung where

Two suspects who were arrested for alleged gambling are escorted by police in Kinmen County on Wednesday.  Photo: Wu Cheng-ting, Taipei Times

people had been betting on the outcome of tomorrow’s nine-in-one elections, the Criminal Investigation Bureau said on Wednesday.

Bureau officials also said that after receiving 124 complaints about people posting fake news, circulating misinformation or making unsubstantiated accusations against candidates, prosecutors are in the process of charging 101 suspects in 85 cases.

In the first gambling case, local police and the bureau raided a building in Kaohsiung’s Yancheng District (鹽埕), where 12 suspects, including the alleged leader, surnamed Su (蘇), were arrested, the bureau said.

Equipment, account books and NT$6.21 million (US$201,010) in cash was seized, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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