SYDNEY Oct 17 Crown Resorts Ltd,
Australia's biggest casino company, said on Monday that 18 of
its employees, including its head of VIP gambling, have been
detained by the Chinese authorities, confirming earlier media
Sydney-listed Crown said it has not been able to speak to
its employees, that it has no explanation for its staff being
detained, and that it is working with the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade to "make contact with and ascertain the
welfare of its employees".
Australian media at the weekend reported that the Crown
staff were held following police raids last week.
(Reporting by Byron Kaye; Editing by Sandra Maler)