国际刑警突袭世界杯赌博,数千人被捕 Thousands Arrested in World Cup Gambling Swoop

16 July, 2010

国际刑警组织说,亚洲地区有5000多人在一次打击世界杯比赛期间非法赌博的行动中被捕。

总部位于巴黎的国际刑警组织星期五说,他们在对中国、马来西亚、新加坡和泰国的将近800个地下赌场的突击搜查中查获近1000万美元。香港和澳门的地下赌场也受到突击检查。

警方以那些同有组织犯罪有联系的赌场为目标。国际刑警组织说,被检查的商铺收受了1亿5000万美元以上的赌资。

这次打击行动发生在6月11号到7月11号之间,与世界杯赛同步进行,这次比赛吸引了全世界千百万体育爱好者的关注。

国际刑警组织说,非法足球赌博与贪污、洗钱以及卖淫都有关联。它说,这次行动应该会对前述这些活动产生影响。

Interpol says more than 5,000 people across Asia have been arrested in a crackdown on illegal gambling during the World Cup.

The Paris-based police organization said Friday that almost $10 million was seized during the raids on nearly 800 gambling dens in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Sites in Hong Kong and Macau also were raided.

Police targeted betting shops with links to organized crime. Interpol said the raided shops had handled bets totaling more than $150 million.

The crackdown took place between June 11 and July 11 to coincide with the World Cup competition, which captured the attention of millions of sports fans around the world.

Interpol said illegal football (soccer) gambling is linked with corruption, money-laundering and prostitution. It said the operation should have an impact on all of those activities.