The suspect is wanted by the Chinese government for allegedly operating an online gambling site worth more than US$60 billion in mainland China.
Vietnam.- Vietnamese authorities have arrested a Chinese man accused of running an online gambling site worth more than US$60 billion in China.
In 2011, the Chinese government announced it would carry out a nationwide crackdown on gambling. In the Asian country, gambling is considered a vice comparable to prostitution.
Zhou, allegedly set up an online gambling site in 2011 with his accomplices using a capital of 400 billion yuan (US$61.77 billion.) The site made a profit of 580 million yuan (US$89.6 million) when it was in operation.
After Zhou fled China, the International Criminal Police Organisation issued a red notice. That was two years ago. In 2015, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security sent a request to its counterpart in Vietnam to arrest Zhou. Last month, a joint team of Hanoi and Chinese police forces arrested Zhou at a restaurant in the city, deporting him later to mainland China.