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The police broke through the "fishing machine" gambling stall in Mong Kok, arrested 7 people and seized 600 yuan of gambling money

2022-12-20T15:59:06.427Z


According to the police, the special duty team of the Mong Kok Police District launched an anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "FULLBOOM" this afternoon (December 20) based on tips and in-depth investigations, and raided Mong Kok West.


According to the police, the special duty team of the Mong Kok Police District launched an anti-illegal gambling operation code-named "FULLBOOM" this afternoon (December 20) based on reports and in-depth investigations, and raided 50 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok. No. 1 unit, smashed an illegal fishing machine casino.

The police arrested a 49-year-old woman surnamed Liao in the unit, suspected of "managing gambling establishments" and violating the "Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulations" (Cap. 599F); 4 other local men and two local women, aged between 40 and 60, were arrested on suspicion of "gambling in a gambling establishment".

During the operation, the police seized 4 fishing machines, 2 shooting game machines, a batch of game cards, a card reader and about 600 yuan of gambling money.

All those arrested are being detained for investigation.


According to the "Gambling Ordinance" Chapter 148 of the Laws of Hong Kong, operating a gambling establishment and gambling in a gambling establishment are serious crimes. The former is liable to a fine of 5 million yuan and imprisonment for 7 years, and the latter is liable to a maximum fine of 30,000 yuan and imprisonment. 9 months.

The police appeal to the public to abide by the law and prevent the epidemic, and 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.

The police seized the fishing machine.

(police picture)

Source: hk1

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