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A NETWORK OF UNDERGROUND CASINOS HAS BEEN COVERED IN KYIV

The Kyiv police reported the cessation of illegal gambling clubs in various districts of the capital. The criminal group was led by a 43-year-old resident of Kyiv, who allocated money and managed other members of the organization.

According to the head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kyiv Ivan Vyhivsky, gambling establishments were  located  in different areas of the city and were disguised as non-residential premises.

The attackers installed computers with unlicensed gambling software. In several underground clubs, police seized about 100 such computers, 38 mobile phones, bank cards, flash drives, laptops and cash.

Law enforcement officers found out that the organizer of the underground casinos was a 43-year-old resident of Kyiv, who financed the group and coordinated the actions of other participants.

“He was assisted in this by three co-organizers – men, born in 1986, 1988 and 1979, and seven other accomplices. Women worked as administrators and cashiers, and men provided computers for continuous access to gambling, as well as guarding institutions, “Vyhivsky added.

In addition to illegal establishments, the police conducted searches in the places of residence of the suspects and their cars.

Organizers of illegal gambling face a fine of up to forty thousand non-taxable minimum incomes.