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52 Go To Jail For Mafia-Style Crimes In China


Last update: 14/02/2018

YINCHUAN, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Fifty-two people in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region were sentenced to jail terms of up to 15 years for involvement in mafia-style crimes, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Gang leader Guo Jinfa was sentenced to 15 years' jail for provocation, running casinos, unlawful detention and harbouring criminals by Litong District People's Court in Wuzhong City on Tuesday.

Guo was also fined 100,000 yuan (US$15,800) and another 100,000 yuan of his personal wealth was confiscated, according to the court.

Another 51 gang members were handed jail terms of up to 11 years.

The gang members committed a series of crimes, resulting in injuries to 10 people, running casinos with illegal gains of 1.62 million yuan (US$265,440) and unlawful detention of one person.

-- BERNAMA