Macau, China Arrest 37 In Joint Raids On POS Syndicate

Macau’s Judiciary Police have arrested 21 people and mainland Chinese authorities detained another 16 in coordinated raids that broke one of the biggest illegal point of sale (POS) syndicates in the gambling hub.

A two-month joint probe between police in Macau and mainland China led to raids on nine luxury apartments on the Macau peninsula and Taipa on Monday night, the Judiciary Police said in a statement late on Monday.

The Judiciary Police recovered HK$5m ($640,000) in cash, 32 mainland China-sourced POS terminals, laptops, transaction slips, documents and four cars.

The group used its terminals to operate a currency exchange service for gamblers from mainland China, said the police statement.

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