Seven men nabbed for gambling

Daniel Lim

Seven men suspected of being involved in gambling at a house in Lorong Tiga Selatan Barracks were nabbed by Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) personnel yesterday.

The suspects – a local and six permanent residents aged between 52 and 62 – were believed to have been involved in mahjong games at the residence.

Two sets of mahjong tiles, dice, gaming chips, mobile phones and banknotes were among the items seized.

The suspects and seized items were brought to Panaga Police Station for investigation.

The case is being investigated under Section 4(c), Chapter 28 of the Common Gaming Houses Act. If found guilty, the suspects may face a fine of up to BND5,000 and three
years’ jail.

Belait Police District Acting Commanding Officer Superintendent Handrie bin Haji Amin revealed these details yesterday.

Some of the items seized during the raid. PHOTO: RBPF