Crown Resorts staff held in China are formally arrested
Three Australian employees of gambling group Crown Resorts, who were detained in China last month, have been formally arrested, Australia's foreign minister has said.
The trio were among 18 Crown staff held after a police operation, believed to target Crown's marketing activities.
They include Jason O'Connor, a senior executive in charge of attracting Chinese high-rollers to Australia.
Casino gambling, and promoting gambling abroad, are illegal in mainland China.
Foreign Minster Julie Bishop said the three were arrested on suspicion of gambling offences.
Australian officials have met the... read more
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