11 arrested in illegal mahjong parlour in Yuen Long

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22nd July 2021 – (Hong Kong) Yuen Long District police launched an anti-illegal gambling operation in the area at about 5pm today (22nd), they raided a unit on Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long, and smashed an illegal mahjong parlour. Police seized 2 electric mahjong tables, 4 mahjong tables, 10 chairs and about HK$3,000 in gambling money.

During the operation, the police arrested a local man surnamed Wu (55 years old) for “operating a gambling establishment”. Another 6 local men and 4 local women (aged 38 to 71) were suspected of “gambling in a gambling establishment” and they were arrested.

All arrested persons were suspected of violating the “Prevention and Control of Diseases (Prohibition of Group Gathering) Regulations” (Cap 599G) and the police officers will prosecute arrested persons.

All the arrested persons are now being detained for investigation.

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