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Beijing Seizes US$9.6 Million In Illegal World Cup Betting

BEIJING, July 14 (Bernama) -- Beijing police have arrested 47 suspects and seized nearly US$9.6 million in illegal soccer betting during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Xinhua news agency reported.

Infamous internet celebrity Guo Meimei was among those arrested by police during a crackdown last Wednesday, the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau said.

Guo claimed in social media in 2011 of running an organisation under the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) and openly flaunted her wealth and extravagant lifestyle.

-- BERNAMA




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