Law enforcement officers stopped the work of three underground gambling establishments. Five men and two women aged 25 to 43 were detained on suspicion of organizing illegal activities, the press service of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Udmurt Republic reports.
“Currently, the organizer of the gambling establishment and one partner are placed in a temporary detention center. With regard to the rest of the suspects, a preventive measure has been chosen in the form of a recognizance not to leave, ”Udm-info.ru is quoted as saying.
It is known that four of the detainees were previously convicted.
During searches in gambling clubs, 35 computers, 15 mobile phones and other equipment were seized, as well as 345 thousand rubles.
The suspects face a fine of up to 1 million rubles or imprisonment for up to four years.
Earlier in July, it was reported that the action of a criminal group that organized a large underground casino was stopped in Irkutsk. Law enforcement officials managed to identify 15 people who “performed various functions in the underground casino.” Three of them are the organizers of the illegal gambling business, they are 41, 52 and 59 years old.