Vietnam arrests ex-police official for alleged abuse of power in US$54 million gambling ring

A former top police official in Vietnam was arrested Friday on suspicion of involvement in a multimillion-dollar international gambling ring, part of the ruling Communist Party’s crackdown on corruption.
The Ministry of Public Security said on its website the arrest warrant was issued for Phan Van Vinh for abuse of power while doing official duty as part of an investigation into gambling and money laundering.
Vinh, 62, was the head of the General Department of Police Force before retiring…