Cyprus Mail

Police swoop on gambling, drinking and smoking

CYPRUS-WIDE police raids on Friday night netted 10 computers, nine individuals charged for gambling, two arrested in connection with a case of prostitution, and 38 tickets issued in connection with various cases of indoor smoking and disturbing the peace.

According to a police report, one raid on a suspected gambling establishment in Paphos revealed 10 computers, which police confiscated on suspicion that they had been modified into gambling machines. In a second raid on a different Paphos establishment, police found eight individuals gambling, with another on guard duty. All nine were charged, while 64 playing cards and 229 playing chips were seized as evidence.

Limassol police raided eight flats on Friday and collected various items of evidence.

Investigations led to the arrest of two men early on Saturday morning, 51 and 44, in connection with a case of suspected conspiracy and gains from the prostitution of four women.

The four women were also called for questioning.

During the night, Larnaca and Nicosia police conducted checks in various night clubs and issued 31 tickets for indoor smoking, three for the unlicensed sale of alcoholic drinks, four for playing music without a permit, and one for violating its legal closing time.

Six minors – under 16 – were found in night clubs in breach of the law, while another – under 17 – was found consuming an alcoholic beverage.


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