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Police in Sheung Shui Tuen Mun smashed two illegal mahjong stalls, arrested 16 people and seized $4,700 in cash

2023-01-27T14:33:48.234Z


The police smashed two illegal mahjong gambling stalls in Sheung Shui and Tuen Mun this afternoon (27th), arrested 16 men and women, and seized a large number of gambling equipment, about 4,700 yuan in cash and about 20,000 yuan worth of chips. Tai Po District Special Duties Team


The police smashed two illegal mahjong gambling stalls in Sheung Shui and Tuen Mun this afternoon (27th), arrested 16 men and women, and seized a large number of gambling equipment, about 4,700 yuan in cash and about 20,000 yuan worth of chips.


After investigation, officers from the Special Duty Team of the Tai Po Police District raided a unit on Governor Street in Sheung Shui this afternoon, smashed an illegal mahjong gambling stall, arrested the 62-year-old woman in charge and 7 gamblers, and seized two electric mahjong tables , 4 pairs of sparrows, a batch of furniture and about 4,700 yuan in cash.

The arrested 62-year-old female person in charge was provisionally charged with one count of "operating a gambling establishment" and one count of "gambling in a gambling establishment". The crime of "gambling in a gambling establishment" was brought up in Fanling Magistrates' Courts on February 24.

In addition, after investigation, the first team of the Anti-Triad Action Team of the Tuen Mun Police District conducted a "sweeping hole" operation this afternoon, raided an industrial building unit on Shek Pai Tau Road, Tuen Mun, and smashed a suspected illegal mahjong gambling stall , on suspicion of "operating a gambling establishment" and "gambling in a gambling establishment", arrested the 53-year-old woman in charge surnamed Lin; 1 man and 6 women (60 to 69 years old) in the unit were arrested for "gambling in a gambling establishment".

All arrested persons are being detained for investigation.

The police also seized two electric mahjong tables, 4 sets of mahjong and chips worth about 20,000 yuan.

The police smashed an illegal mahjong gambling stall in Tuen Mun, arrested 8 men and women, and seized a batch of gambling equipment and chips worth about 20,000 yuan.

(provided by the police)

According to the "Gambling Ordinance", Chapter 248 of the Laws of Hong Kong, "operating a gambling establishment" and "gambling in a gambling establishment" are serious crimes. RMB 10,000 and imprisonment for 9 months.

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Source: hk1

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