Dubai Police Arrests Individuals Running Illegal Gambling Stores
In recent news confirmed by the Khaleej Times on Sunday, a court in Dubai has sentenced a group of persons seven individuals to a three months imprisonment.
The said group has been charged and sentenced for managing an illegal gambling station disguised in a clothing store in the AI Fahidi district in Dubai. The group was caught in the act around October 2021 and has been in the law court since then.
Dubai frown at any group operating illegal gambling, and as such, its policies on any defaulter are taken with utmost urgency. The court ordered the defaulters to pay the sum of One Hundred Thousand AED ($27,225) with a sentence of three months imprisonment
It was discovered that Three (3) of the Seven (7) men were tried in absentia due to circumstances beyond their control which will invariably lead to their repatriation back to their respective country on completion of the jail terms
The clothing store has often housed a large number of persons which led to its discovery by an officer who was suspicious of the activities going on in the clothing store. Among other things which led to the clothing store being seen as a suspicious place was that people were seen exchanging money to play on a computer
This led to the massive raid of the property and the investigation brought in the seven suspects involved in the management of the gambling store. On questioning the suspects, they solely admitted that gambling activities were been carried out but on a low key with the acceptance of others around the store and property.
According to one of the suspects, he said they have earned Three thousand AED ($816), which they use to main and run the activities of the store. Further questioning made another admit that he has received the sum of Two Thousand AED ($544), which he used to inform his colleagues from his country about the gambling operation for them to participate
The Police routinely paraded the neighborhood with such activities and operation quickly surround the show with their men to salvage the show. The laws around gambling in Dubai from inception have not been looked into to favor any defaulters which made it impossible for anyone found guilty to escape.
In recent times individuals with a love for gambling, have tried with the aid of relevant authorities to introduce the Vegas Style gambling in the country. As illegal gambling activities in the country attract a three (3) years sentence to anyone found guilty in the said course.
On a closer look at the affairs of things, the United Arab Emirate may play host to mega projects of Casino giant Wynn Casino Resorts, in which he’s revealed plans to take over the region and set up its shop to carter for the casino lovers
The Philippines wasn’t excluded as people have reportedly been missing the frequent cockfighting events which took place around in other regions. On further investigation, it was discovered that corrupt police offers may have connived with the said to facilitate the disappearance of these people.