Police arrest 23 in gambling den in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
The illegal casino had reportedly been operating in the Apliu Street apartment for three months
Hong Kong police say they arrested 23 people in an early-morning raid on Friday on an illegal casino in an apartment in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon.
At 1am, a 51-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were arrested for allegedly operating the gambling den on Apliu Street, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Another 47-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assisting the casino operation.
A further 13 men and seven women aged between 19 and 60 were arrested for gambling in the establishment.
Police confiscated gambling paraphernalia and HK$24,000 (US$3,070) from the apartment, which had been operating the casino for three months, Oriental Daily reported. All of those arrested were detained for further investigation.