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Thousands arrested in porn, gambling crackdown

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-12-22 07:23

GUANGZHOU -- Police in South China's Guangdong province said Sunday they captured more than 30,000 suspects in a two-month crackdown on porn and gambling.

As of Dec 15, the province arrested 3,014 people and more than 5,000 others were put under criminal detention in the campaign, said the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department.

In one case, police busted an online gambling gang in Huizhou City on Nov 24. The gambling activities involved funds totaling 30 million yuan.

Police said they will continue to crack down on the illegal activities to prevent them from rebounding.

Earlier this year, police in the province captured 3,033 suspects in a prostitution crackdown launched after a February media exposure of sex services offered at hotels in the city of Dongguan, which is notorious for its illegal sex trade. 

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