10 slapped with fines for gambling

James Kon

Ten people have been fined by the Magistrate’s Court, for their participation in a gambling activity at a house in Jalan Jerudong Baru, Kampong Tanjong Nangka.

They were detained on July 30, along with six other suspects, in a raid conducted by the Royal Brunei Police Force’s (RBPF) Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit and the House Break-In and Car Theft Investigation Unit.

Saiful Rizal bin Sapry and Ajmal bin Baha were each ordered to pay BND2,500 or serve three months of imprisonment, in default.

Masri bin Idrus, Mohammad Yusri bin Sapar, Fazri bin Ibrahim, Khairol Razimi bin Raimi and Ariahami bin Ibrahim were each ordered to pay BND1,500 or serve one month in prison, in default.

Mohammad Isa bin Idrus, Muhammad bin Adi and Aliuddin bin Abdullah were each ordered to pay BND5,000 or serve five months of imprisonment, in default.

They were all charged under Chapter 28 of the Common Gaming Houses Act, and given time until September 30 to settle their respective fines.

Meanwhile, Liew San Chooi and Mohd Shahrizal bin Uni pleaded not guilty, and their respective cases have been fixed for further mention on later dates.

The remaining four suspects were given stern warnings.

Details of the case were provided in a press briefing by Acting Senior Superintendent of Police Haji Khairul Amilin bin Haji Idris, who is also the Acting Head of the Major Crimes Investigation Division under the RBPF’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Acting Senior Superintendent of Police Haji Khairul Amilin bin Haji Idris. PHOTO: RBPF