CHINA 62 arrested for organizing gang crimes in south China

CHINA

62 arrested for organizing gang crimes in south China

Xinhua

19:58, January 22, 2019

SHENZHEN, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) - Police in south China's Shenzhen have arrested 62 people for organizing a series of gang crimes including online gambling, illegal imprisonment and extortion, local police said Tuesday.

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The gang set debt traps for victims through casinos and online gambling platforms, and used violent threats and illegal imprisonment, according to Shenzhen municipal Public Security Bureau.

In a crackdown in November, police froze nearly 23 million yuan (around 3.38 million U.S. dollars) and seized real estate worth more than 120 million yuan involved in more than 30 cases.

In December, Guo Shengkun, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Commission for the Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, called for more efforts to fight criminal gangs and improve the work of political and legal organs at the primary level.

As of November 2018, a total of 572 officials have been punished during Chinese central authorities' first round of inspection of a national crackdown on gang crime. Enditem

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