Thursday, August 11

12 detained for illegal gambling

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KUCHING: Twelve men were taken into custody for alleged involvement in a game of ‘holo’ in two raids conducted by state Anti-Vice, Gambling and Gansterism unit (D7) personnel between 3pm and 4.30pm yesterday,

During the raids, four men were arrested at a five-foot-way of a house at Jalan Arang while eight others at the Open Air Market. Also seized were ‘holo’ paraphernalia and cash as exhibits.

All the suspects, aged 30 to 62, were brought to the police station for further investigation, and the case is being investigated under Section 7(2) under the Common Gaming Act 1953.