Used to impunity, Bangladesh elite face corruption crackdown

In this Sept. 22, 2019, photo, police officers inspect seized gambling equipment at Victoria Sporting Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Security officials in Bangladesh are on the hunt for cash, gold and illicit weapons in a crackdown Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered on illegal casinos, rooting out corruption among political elites that critics say has been allowed to flourish in a troubled democracy with no effective opposition. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

DHAKA, Bangladesh — As gamblers called out bets around craps and roulette tables at a sports club in Bangladesh’s capital, dozens of black-clad security forces burst inside.