German police bust illegal gambling ring

11 arrested as Euro 100 million scam exposed

Deutsche Press reports that German police have broken up an illegal gambling ring that is alleged to have swindled more than Euro 100 million (US$120 million) by tweaking gambling machines and evading taxes.

Officers arrested 11 suspects aged between 20 and 60 in raids on over 110 properties across five German states, a police spokesman revealed.

The police searched apartments, amusement arcades and snack shops with gambling machines.

The gang is thought to have operated from Essen, in the Ruhr region.

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