SBU reveals network of underground casinos in Ternopil region (video)
The SBU together with the Prosecutor’s Office and the Police stopped the activity of a network of underground Internet-casinos working under the cover of lotteries in Ternopil and some district centers of the region.
The law enforcers simultaneously conducted 13 searches in the places of possible gambling. In the process of investigation, the law enforcers confiscated more than 90 playing machines, 150 items of computer equipment, around 300,000 UAH in cash gained illegally, audit documentation and electronic data carriers.
According to the previous expert assessments, the monthly turnover of the casino network assets exceeded 5 mln UAH.
A criminal case under Part 3 Article 28 and Part 1 Article 203-2 (running gambling business by an organized group of people) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is launched.
Investigative actions are under way to fix the illegal activity of the organized criminal group and identify direct organizers of the illegal business.
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