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Limassol cops bust illegal gambling joint

Police round up 32 suspects including owner during evening raid on illegal gambling in Germasogeia


Limassol cops busted an illegal gambling operation on Wednesday, arresting all 32 people who were caught playing poker.

According to Kathimerini Cyprus, police officers raided a business establishment in Germasogeia where 32 individuals were gambling illegally.

Media sources said there was 4625 cash on the table, while a number of other items including 2760 poker chips were confiscated.

Cops drove all suspects to the local station, including the owner of the joint, where they were charged and released until their court date

Police officers from Limassol’s Crime Prevention Unit detained and drove all suspects to the local station where they were charged with offences and released until their court date.

Sources said the owner of the establishment was among those arrested during the raid, which took place at night.

The operation comes days after police on the Sovereign Base Area in Akrotiri said they shut down all illegal gambling joints following countless complaints by residents in the area.

The SBA clampdown had been going on for a number of years where Cyprus police also assisted in the operation that ended up closing down nine illegal gambling joints that had been operating up to two months ago.

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