INFO EUROPE 1 – Paris: 18 Chinese arrested during an underground Mahjong gambling den
4:40 p.m., January 05, 2023
According to information collected by Europe 1, the banditry repression brigade arrested Tuesday afternoon 18 Mahjong players during an underground gambling den, boulevard de la Villette in Paris. The two organizers were referred to the Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday.
Crackdown in the very closed environment of the clandestine gambling den. According to information collected by Europe 1, investigators from the Banditry Repression Brigade (BRB) of the Parisian judicial police arrested on Tuesday afternoon 18 Chinese nationals playing games of Mahjong, a very popular gambling game. in East Asia.
The police had been monitoring this Haussmann apartment on boulevard de la Villette in Paris, in the 10th arrondissement, for several months, where clandestine gaming tables were regularly held.
16,000 euros in cash
According to information from Europe 1, 16,000 euros in cash were found and seized in the apartment. 18 individuals, all of Chinese nationality, were arrested. Among them, two women aged 55 and 56 are considered to be the organizers. The players, most of whom hail from Zhejiang and Wenzhou provinces south of Shanghai, were also taken into custody before being released on Wednesday. The two organizers were referred to the Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday.