Ho Chi Minh City police recently uncovered a large-scale gambling den, arresting 71 people caught red-handed betting on games and cock fights.

At the site in Binh Thanh district’s Phan Van Tri street, police also seized 130 million VND (5,980 USD) and 4,000 USD in cash, four security cameras and 77 motorbikes.

The ringleader, Nguyen Hoang Kiet, declared that he had been running the place for over a year. To avoid police detection, he used four security cameras and security forces to guard the den.

Along with gambling games and cock fights, Kiet provided food and loans for gamblers.

The case is still under investigation.-VNA