Thousands arrested in global football gambling raids: Interpol

More than 4,000 people have been arrested worldwide and more than $13 million seized across Asia in operations targeting illegal gambling during the Euro 2016 football tournament, Interpol said on Monday. The global police cooperation agency, which called the operation the "most significant in recent years", said more than 4,000 raids were carried out across China, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam during Operation SOGA VI (short for soccer gambling) on dens estimated to have handled $649 million worth of bets. "The number of seizures is the highest and most significant amongst similar operations in recent years.

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