Colombo Police teams raid gambling den: Five Chinese nationals nabbed

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 8 2021

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy

Five Chinese Nationals were arrested on 6 April by Bambalapitiya and Colpetty Police who conducted a joint raid in a gambling den located at Lauries Road. 

The special operation was conducted after the Police received information regarding an illegal gambling den said to be located in Bambalapitiya area, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. Over Rs.1 million and 2,600 Chinese Yuan was discovered in the gambling den and taken to Police custody. 

Further investigations are being conducted by the Police. Furthermore, DIG Rohana added that Police have been receiving information on gambling dens in village areas and appropriate action will be taken. He said that in addition to being illegal, gambling may increase the risk of COVID-19 in village areas. 

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 8 2021

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