HK police raid gambling den, arrest 14

A raid on an illegal gambling den in Hong Kong has led to the arrest of 14 people and the seizure of more than HK$600,000 (US$76,700), local media reports.

Three men and 11 women, aged between 24 and 69 were suspected to be playing online baccarat in a flat in Mong Kok, where police also found a baccarat table.

“Inside the premises, HK$7,000 in cash and about HK$600,000 in betting chips were confiscated along with two televisions and a baccarat gambling table,” police said on Wednesday, quoted by SCMP.

Police are still investigating how long the gambling den had been running and whether it had connections to organized crime gangs.

The suspects were held for questioning on Wednesday morning, and none of them have been charged.