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VietNamNet Bridge – Truong Hoang Chien, who is the boss of the biggest cock fighting grounds in HCM City, has been arrested after over one year being hunted by police.

The Ho Chi Minh City police agency has confirmed the arrest of Truong Hoang Chien, 33, who has an arrest warrant for “organizing gambling.”

Chien is defined as the boss of the biggest gambling den in Saigon. Chien’s illegal cock fighting grounds was detected and closed by HCM City police in September 2011.

On September 9, 2011, nearly 100 policemen made a raid on a gambling complex located in the campus of Binh Hung Hoa cemetery in Binh Tan District, HCM City.

At the scene, police had to open fire for suppression. They arrested 99 gamblers, seized VND420 million (over $20,000), $1,300, 10 fighting cocks, 86 motorcycles, 76 mobile phones and other assets.

After investigation, the police prosecuted 37 people for “organizing gambling” and “gambling.”

The boss – Truong Hoang Chien – and his six closest juniors escaped. They were hunted from January 2012 for “organizing gambling.”

Police said that this is the biggest gambling consortium in HCM City so far. For cock fighting only, the total gambling value reached tens or hundreds of thousands of US dollars a day. Next to the cock fighting ground, Chien organized some gambling tables.

 

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The gamblers who were arrested during the police’s raid on Chien’s gambling den in September 2011.

It is noted that the gambling ground is only 200m from the offices of the People’s Committee and the Police Agency of Binh Hung Hoa ward, Binh Tan district.

In the journey of hiding the warrant, Chien moved over the southwestern provinces such as Can Tho, Kien Giang, An Giang, Ben Tre … The police failed to catch him several times.

In the last time, police discovered that Chien hid in the home of a relative in Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province. On the night of March 29, seven criminal reconnaissance and local police officers surrounded the house. Chien attempted to jump into the nearby river to escape but he was arrested.

Of the six juniors of Chien, one has surrendered. The remaining five people are being hunted.

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By vivian