1 woman, 12 men arrested in enforcement operation against illegal gambling activities

One woman and twelve men, aged between 21 and 42, were arrested in an enforcement operation targeting gambling activities along Namly Place on Mar 12.

During the operation, two men and a woman were arrested for managing a place used as a gaming house.

The other 10 men were arrested for gaming in a common gaming house, said the police in a statement on Sunday (Mar 15).

Investigations are ongoing.

Landlords are advised to ensure that tenants do not carry out gambling activities within their premises.

"Action will be taken against landlords or tenants who allow their premises to be used in gambling activities," added the police.

Under the Common Gaming Houses Act, anyone gaming in public shall be liable to a fine of $5,000 and/or a jail term of up to six months.

The police said they take a serious view on all forms of illegal gaming activities and will continue to take tough enforcement actions against those who are involved in such activities.