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22 Suspects Arrested in Hong Kong for Illegal Baccarat Games

On April 4, 2007, police officers in Hong Kong apprehended 22 suspects that were allegedly involved in illegal gambling. The officers also confiscated chips and money which was equal to $5,000.

The 22 suspects were apprehended by the Police Officers early that day during a raid conducted in an apartment located in the industrial part of the Kwai Chung area in Hong Kong, which is long suspected to be the center for the prohibited baccarat games.

Gambling is normally prohibited in all the territories of China. Hong Kong is among the places where gambling is not allowed, with only horse racing and football from the Jockey Club and the lottery that are duly sanctioned by the Government.

Macau is the only exception to this rule, as the government has allowed casinos and different forms of gambling to thrive there. The raid was done by the police officers assigned to fight gangs like the Triad, and who deal with the different crimes that are connected with the Triad, like prostitution, extortion and other gambling related activities in a thriving city of 6.9 million people.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007
John Palmer

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