“High” Stakes: Poker player busted for cannabis company

Court unsure if he's a player or dealer.

Luong-Huu Bui took a serious bad beat. The “one time poker player” is being held in a UK jail without bail for allegedly fronting an “industrial-scale cannabis growing operation.” Police, following a lead regarding a grow house, seized £50,000 which belonged to Bui. Officials seems to believe it’s drug money while Bui claims he won it on the circuit.

According to The Hendon Mob, Bui did indeed hit a large score of over $230k, but that was back in Nov. 2010. Nevertheless Bui’s lawyer, Kevin Magill, is running with it.

Defence counsel Kevin Magill told the court: “He had previously been a poker player playing on the professional poker circuit.
“He wasn’t betting online, he was betting at live poker games and went to a number of tournaments.”
“He would say he’s well known on the circuit,” Mr Magill added.

Unfortunately for Bui, the judge was not as convinced. Seeing him as a flight risk his bail was denied as the explanation of the cash “does not seem to have been checked out.”

Check the Belfast Telegraph for the full story.

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