16 arrested for gambling in Makkah

18 Feb

Manama: Saudi authorities have arrested 16 expatriates after they were caught gambling inside a house in Makkah.

Police said that all of those arrested in the case are from Bangladesh. They said 16,000 riyals were seized in the raid conducted on Monday and that the accused had been using cards to gamble.

Reports said that the police monitored the house after receiving information that Bangladeshi expatriates were gathering there during the weekends, particularly on Thursday evenings, local news site Sabq reported on Tuesday.

The suspects were transferred to the police station in the Ajyad area before being referred to a court

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Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Uncategorized


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