The POGO pursuit continues, as the Philippine gaming regulator has now snapped at Xinchuang Network Technology Inc over its operations in Las Piñas, suspected to be in breach of its license.
PAGCOR has issued a cease and desist order for all offshore gaming activities, until the culmination of an investigation by the Philippine National Police.
The firm is believed to have fostered Chinese fugitives and harbored trafficking victims, as demonstrated by a raid on June 29th which targeted seven POGO operations in the compound.
Authorities say that there are alleged links between Xinchuang and human trafficking and crypto scams, as well as other illegal activity.
The overall raid of the POGO facilities saw over 1,534 Filipinos and 1,000 foreign nationals rescued – including citizens of China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and other nations.
Speaking of the raid, PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco noted that “We condemn all criminal activities that violate Philippine laws and human rights – regardless of nationality. As we have always said before, PAGCOR will not hesitate to impose sanctions on erring licensees and accredited service providers. Similarly, we will continue to cooperate with our partner law enforcement agencies to ensure that responsible and regulated gaming is observed”.