BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Eighteen people including 10 government officers were detained for their alleged involvement in computer gambling during a raid on a room at a commercial building in Muara town Tuesday night, Borneo Bulletin reported.
Based on a tip-off from the public, members of the Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit of the Royal Brunei Police Force took action and raided the room at the premises and found 23 sets of computers believed to be used for gambling.
The 18 people, all male, were detained during the raid and the computers and other equipment were also seized by the police.
The suspects are currently being investigated under Section 4 (a) of the Common Gaming Houses Act, Chapter 28 and those found guilty will face 12 months imprisonment and a fine of up to $20,000 and under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act, Chapter 28 which carries upon conviction an imprisonment term of six months and fine up to $10,000.
The Royal Brunei Police Force conveyed its appreciation to members of the public who provided information and advised the public not to get involved in any unlawful activities.