x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Abu Dhabi police bust gambling racket

Police have arrested 23 Asian workers, six of whom are illegal immigrants, who were running a gambling scheme in public.

Abu Dhabi Police arrested 23 Asian workers, six of whom are illegal immigrants, who were running a gambling scheme in public that involved a belt, a screw driver and an ironing table.

Police conducted a security campaign that led to the arrest of the workers, who have been involved in three separate cases of gambling this year. One was also found to be in possession of counterfeit money.

Brig Gen Omeir Al Miheiri, deputy director general of police operations, said the campaign targeted a specific area in Abu Dhabi following reports of gambling activities in public.

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