Beijing police have seized around 9.6 million U.S. dollars on illegal soccer betting during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In a crackdown on soccer gambling during the World Cup, 47 people were arrested in eight cases, according to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.
Infamous Internet celebrity Guo Meimei was among those arrested when police busted a gambling ring on Wednesday.
Guo was known in 2011 as she claimed on social media she managed an organization under the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) and openly flaunted her wealth and extravagant lifestyle. The scandal dealt a major hit to the reputation of the RCSC.