8 under investigation after raid against illegal gambling activities at Yuan Ching Road

Two women and six men, aged between 23 and 70, are being investigated for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling activities, contravening conditions of a public entertainment license and not complying with safe distancing measures (SDM).

Officers from Jurong Police Division conducted an enforcement operation at a public entertainment outlet along Yuan Ching Road and found eight persons purportedly gathering and engaging in gambling-related activities on Sep 10 at about 1.55am.

Of the eight people, a 41-year-old woman was also arrested for allegedly using the outlet as a common gaming house and providing public entertainment in contravention of conditions of a license.

Six other men, aged between 27 and 70, are being investigated for allegedly gaming in a common gaming house.

Gambling-related paraphernalia were seized as case exhibits.

The eight people will also be investigated for non-compliance of SDM under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.

The police said they take a serious view against all forms of illegal gambling activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action against offenders in accordance with the law.

"Members of the public are advised not to engage in any form of illegal gambling and to comply with the prevailing safe distancing measures," they added.