Vietnamese authorities have arrested a Chinese man who was suspected to be responsible for running an illegal online gambling site that is worth over a whopping 60 billion dollars. For now, the only three bits of information publicly released about the suspect are that his surname is "Zhou", he is born in 1969, and that he is a Chinese native from Wenzhou City, Zheijang province.
In 2011, Zhou allegedly built and operated the shady site using capital worth $61.8 billion. In 2014, right before he was forced to flee China to escape the law (Interpol included him on their most wanted list in 2014), he made a massive profit worth $89.6 million!
His escape into Vietnam triggered the International Criminal Police Organization to issue a red notice for him. The next year (2015), the Vietnamese government received a formal request for his arrest by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, to which they fully cooperated.
At the end of March 2016, Zhou was finally caught by a special task force consisting of both Chinese and Vietnamese police officers at a restaurant in an unnamed Vietnamese city, and he was then immediately deported back to mainland China.
Chinese police councilor Zhao Wanpeng said, "Arresting escaped suspects is a cooperation between the two sides. I believe that with the efforts of both sides' police forces we will keep improving the results of our cooperation in the future."
The Chinese government upped the ante on cracking down organized gambling in 2011 after concluding that it was a vice (along with other criminal activities such as prostitution and the selling of explosives and guns online) that needed to be controlled and eliminated.