267 arrested in Hong Kong gambling raids

By Nathan Joyes

Hong Kong law enforcers raided illegal gambling dens over the weekend, arresting 267 people in total.

Forty game centres were targeted, with 700 officers from the Police Force’s Organised Crime & Triad Bureau Immigration Department sent out to make the arrests.

A total of 221 men and 46 women were arrested, between the ages of 16 and 76.

Of those arrested, 72 men and eight women were from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia and Egypt; 18 were asylum seekers.

Twenty three card reading machines, HK$900,000 in cash ($114,654) and illegal drugs were seized by police officers.

Additionally, 440 gambling machines were located and taken away.

The bureau had sent undercover officers to pose as gamblers and collect information about the centres for six months leading up to the arrests.

Gamblers would buy cards and exchange game points for cash, which is illegal in Hong Kong.

 

TAGS:

Share This Post



NEWS SPONSOR

More News

MGM Resorts International has launched an air service that will take travellers from 75 cities across the US to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in New Jersey. MGM Direct,...





Analysts from Catena Media's PlayLouisiana site have projected a multi-billion-dollar sports betting handle (total wagers) for the Pelican State – once it develops a mature market. The same projections earmark over $200m...