10 gamblers netted

James kon

Ten people, including a foreigner, allegedly involved in an illegal game of katam-katam were taken into custody on January 5, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said.

The suspects, aged 30 to 62, were arrested during the 10pm raid on a house at STKRJ Kampong Mata-Mata, Katok ‘B’, Gadong, by the Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit and the Housebreaking and Car Theft Unit under the RBPF’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Gambling items and cash found in the house were seized.

The suspects – one believed to be a uniformed personnel – were brought to the CID headquarters, along with the seized items, for investigations under the Common Gaming Houses Act, Chapter 28.

The RBPF will continue regular monitoring to trace and detect criminal activities.

Public cooperation is crucial towards effective police work and the management of crime in
the country, the RBPF stated.

A police officer displays seized items during the press conference
Items seized during the raid. PHOTOS: RBPF