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87,000 caught for prostitution, gambling in 2014

Updated: Dec 29,2014 11:39 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese police had captured 87,000 criminal suspects for prostitution and gambling since the beginning of 2014, announced the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on Dec 28.

The MPS said in a statement that police across the nation had closed over 37,000 criminal cases involving prostitution and gambling during the year.

The MPS made public 20 of the 37,000 cases, including cases of organized prostitution in entertainment venues and through online platforms, setting up casinos, running cross-border gambling website, among other violations.