Vietnamese police arrest two footballers for betting

Vietnamese police have placed two Vissai Ninh Binh players into custody for alleged betting on a match two months ago. Local media report that the duo reportedly placed bets on their match against a Malaysian team. Both footballers face forty days in custody, a police spokesperson stated.

Illegal bookie

Tran Manh DungTran Manh Dung and Nguyen Manh Dung are accused of organizing betting, and they risk a maximum prison sentence of ten years. Police believe that Dung invited eight people to place bets with a black-market bookmaker located in Hai Phong City.

Winning bets

Kelantan lost the match against Vissai Ninh Binh with the gambling footballers winning the bets. The illegal bookie transferred the winnings the next day, and one of Dung’s friends collected the money in Ho Chi Minh City.

Additional arrests

Vietnamese authorities have issued a travel ban on both Vissai Ninh Binh footballers. At this stage it’s unclear if there were more illegal bets. Police may arrest more players as the investigation is still underway, read a statement.
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