Bandar Seri Begawan - Three men were apprehended on Friday night for allegedly operating computer-based gambling activities, according to the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).
Acting on a public tip-off, a raid conducted by personnel of the RBPF's Anti Vice and Suppression Unit halted the illegal operation, which was being run by one local man and two foreigners in a shop unit based in Gadong, and confiscated 32 sets of computers in the process - the largest haul so far this year.
The suspects are under investigation for committing offences under Section 4(a) of the Common Gambling House Act, Chapter 28, which carries a punishment of one-year imprisonment term and a fine of up to $20,000; and Section 6(1) of the Common Gambling House Act, Chapter 28, which carries a punishment of six months imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
The RBPF conveyed its appreciation over the information provided by the general public, which led to the successful raid, and would like to remind the public to continue cooperating with the department.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin