21 other folks had been arrested following allegations of unlawful making a bet task inside the Hong Kong horse racing sector.
The bolstered battle in opposition to corruption follows an investigation via the Unbiased Fee In opposition to Corruption (ICAC), which allegedly exposed knowledge of solid personnel distributing within knowledge.
An ICAC commentary underlined: “Whilst enquiries are proceeding, no additional feedback are to be had at this degree.
“The HKJC has rendered complete help to the ICAC throughout its operation. The ICAC and the HKJC don’t tolerate any corrupt actions.
“The 2 organisations will proceed to liaise and cooperate intently to struggle similar crimes and stay horse racing in Hong Kong blank.”
The Hong Kong Jockey Membership additionally emphasized that it has “0 tolerance” for any unlawful acts, including: “The membership does no longer touch upon any instances being investigated via ICAC. On the other hand, the membership wish to emphasise that upholding uncompromising integrity has at all times been the core price of the membership.”
The racing sector inside the territory is amazingly profitable, with hundreds of thousands being wagered day-to-day. It has ended in heightened laws and stringent punishments for corruption being carried out and enforced in Hong Kong.
The scoop comes as the rustic approaches a key length in its racing calendar with the G1 Hong Kong World Cup (2000m) and G1 Hong Kong World Vase (2400m) happening at Sha Tin on December 8.