Philippines arrests 10 Koreans over gambling site
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Philippines arrests 10 Koreans over gambling site

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police anti-cybercrime agents have arrested 10 South Korean nationals for allegedly operating an illegal online gambling site in a posh apartment in metropolitan Manila.

Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa said Wednesday that the eight men and two women were caught inside two separate units in an upscale condominium in Taguig city.

He said Tuesday’s 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. The gambling site receives payments from Korean bettors via online banking and credit cards.

Sosa said two of the men arrested in the raid were among those wanted in Seoul.

Phones, identification cards, computers and network devices were among the items seized during the raid.