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South Korean garlic ban may be on the way

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The money was found in a garlic field like thisThe latest online gambling news to come out of South Korea may cause the country to ban a certain crop after it was used to hide the profits of an illegal online gambling operation.

Earlier this year we reported that a South Korean man was caught with boxes of money that he earned from an illegal gambling operation. The details were shady on that case and the latest one to be uncovered by South Korean authorities is equally as shady.

The BBC reports South Korean police dug up a stash worth $10bn (£6.2m) in a garlic field. It’s thought that the money is the proceeds from an illegal internet gambling operation only uncovered after an argument was triggered off amongst the family involved

A police investigator told Yonhap, “We searched all over the field and we don’t believe there is any cash left. We will evaluate the discovered money and question the detained brother over the illegal profits.”

In all 24 plastic containers were retrieved by the police.

So, what would be the best way for the police to make sure this never befalls South Korea again?

Well that would be to outlaw all garlic fields in the country. Anything that aids the illegal internet gambling industry can’t be good now can it!?

Does anyone actually really like garlic that much around the world? Just think…if the world’s third largest producer of allium sativum stops, we will simply miss 325,000 tonnes of the onion derivative. That means 325,000 tonnes of pungent garlicky smells will be taken out of commission.

As for the perpetrators of the crime, the police are seeking an arrest warrant for “Mr Lee” and will confiscate all the cash. With all that extra cash, they can then simply import garlic from neighbouring China and not have to worry about their fields being used for online gambling ever again.

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