Colombian authorities shut down illegal gambling network
Colombian authorities have announced the shutting down of an illegal gambling network in the country. The illegal ring is supposed to have been raking in COP3bn (£640,000) every month before being shut down. La Federación Colombiana de Empresarios de Juegos de Suerte y Azar has recently declared the closure of this 15-member group after a long investigation.
The group was nicknamed “Los Poker”. The members came from across the country and operated illegal using 62 different URLs. The gaming services were allegedly being provided by a Malta-based supplier. According to multiple reports on the matter, the 15-member group also targeted players from Ecuador and Peru, and was made up of many experts including those with extensive knowledge and prior experience in computer systems.
The Fecoljuegos has stated that the COP3bn (640,000) seized will go towards good causes in Columbia. Around COP500m (£109,000) will be used to pay gambling taxes. This will then go towards sport and health services in the country. The investigation has actually been operating for more than two years but has only recently come to a close. It was led by the Colombian Attorney General’s office, alongside some of the best Colonels in the department.