8 men aged 20 to 40 arrested for gambling at 1 Lorong 16 Geylang

Eight men aged between 20 and 40 were arrested during a police operation conducted at 1 Lorong 16 Geylang on Sep 14.

In response to media queries, the police confirmed that the men were arrested under the Common Gaming Houses Act.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, five gambling stalls were raided in the operation conducted at around 8.23pm.

Multiple police vehicles were spotted at the scene and the atmosphere was described as being "tense".

The commotion also drew a crowd of almost 100 onlookers and a witness told Wanbao that he heard angry shouting from an alley.

Police eventually left the scene with the suspects at around 10.30pm.

Investigations are ongoing.