Police arrest 11 people in 2 illegal gambling dens in Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok

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3rd December 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Sham Shui Po Police District Special Duty Squad, based on information and after in-depth investigation, launched an operation at 7 o’clock last night (2nd). Officers raided the residential unit at No. 218 Yu Chau Street and smashedan illegal fishing arcade gambling den. Police arrested a male person in charge (34 years old) for “managing a gambling establishment” and violating the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Regulations and Instructions) (Business and Establishments) Regulations (Cap 599F) ).

In addition, a local man, a mainland man, a woman and an Indonesian woman (30 to 66 years old) were arrested on suspicion of “gambling in a gambling establishment.” All the arrested persons were also suspected of violating the “Prevention and Control of Diseases (Prohibition of Group Gathering) Regulations” (Cap 599G), and the police officers issued fixed penalty notices to them. During the operation, the police seized 4 fishing arcade machines, a batch of game cards and approximately HK$3,320 of gambling money. All arrested men and women have been detained for investigation.

In addition, the Special Duty Squad of the Mong Kok Police District launched an anti-illegal gambling operation in the afternoon of the same day and raided a residential unit at No. 4 Sai Yeung Choi Street South and smashed an illegal fishing arcade gambling den. Police officers arrested a man (48 years old) in the unit on suspicion of “managing a gambling establishment” and violating the “Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulations and Instructions) (Business and Places) Regulations” (Cap 599F).

1 local man, three local women and one mainland man (22 to 57 years old) were arrested on suspicion of “gambling in a gambling establishment.” During the operation, the police seized a total of 2 fishing arcade machines, 3 shooting game machines, a batch of game cards, card readers and HK$1,100 of gambling money. All arrested persons have been detained for investigation.

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