6 nabbed in illegal gambling den

Four men and two women, aged between 31 and 49, were arrested for suspected involvement in operating and gambling in an illegal gambling den.

Police officers raided a shophouse unit at Race Course Road on Wednesday and arrested the six suspects.

Seventeen sets of computers, two routers and about $1,700 in cash were seized.

Preliminary investigations showed that one of the male suspects, aged 48, is alleged to be the operator of the gambling den.

If convicted, he faces a fine of between $5,000 and $50,000, and up to three years' jail.

The remaining five suspects are believed to be patrons of the gambling den.

Anyone convicted of illegal gambling could be sentenced to six months' jail, fined up to $5,000, or both.

The man suspected of operating the gambling den, and two men, aged 31 and 49, suspected to be patrons was charged in court on Friday.

Investigations of the remaining suspects are ongoing.

Clamp down

The police take a serious view against illegal gambling and will continue to clamp down on such activities.

Those who willingly allow their business premises or residential units to be used for unlawful activities can expect the police to come down hard on them.

Owners have a responsibility to ensure that their premises are not used for illegal activities.

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