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Two arrested on suspicion of running illegal betting joints

Two people were arrested in Limassol on Tuesday after two establishments were raided by police on suspicion of illegal betting , a police report said.

According to the report, the first raid was conducted early in the afternoon in an internet cafe, during which 26 computers, the amount of €2.600 in cash, a remote control for deactivating the computers, a bank cheque for €150 and three IOUs were identified and confiscated as evidence.

The 48-year-old owner and a female 47-year-old cafe employee were charged and released, pending a future subpoena.

On Tuesday night, police conducted another raid in another Limassol establishment, during which a 34-year-old employee was seen shutting down the computer screens by pressing a button located behind the counter.

Investigations at the scene resulted in the confiscation of 35 computers as evidence, which will be examined for modifications that allow them to work as gambling stations.

The 34-year-old employees and the 35-year-old manager were arrested and detained for further interrogation.

Limassol CID continues to investigate both cases.

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