The Sham Shui Po Police District Special Duty Team raided a unit on Wong Chuk Street today (18th) evening based on tips and in-depth investigations, smashed a suspected illegal fishing machine gambling stall, and seized a batch of gambling equipment and a batch of recharge points The police officers arrested a 54-year-old local woman on suspicion of "managing gambling establishments" and violating the "Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Establishments) Regulations" (Cap. 599F) ).
Another two foreign men, a mainland man, a local man and a local woman, aged between 34 and 60, were arrested on suspicion of "gambling in a gambling establishment". All arrested persons are currently being detained for investigation .
The police reiterated that according to the "Gambling Ordinance" Chapter 148 of the Laws of Hong Kong, the management of gambling establishments and gambling in gambling establishments are serious crimes. The former is liable to a maximum fine of 5 million yuan and imprisonment for 7 years. RMB 10,000 and imprisonment for 9 months.
In addition, the Police appeal to the public to abide by the law and prevent the epidemic, to be considerate of themselves and others, and to strictly abide by relevant regulations.
The Police will continue to strictly enforce the law to crack down on various illegal activities and reduce the risk of virus transmission.