The police yesterday arrested 80 persons engaged in gambling with monetary betting without permit and three suspects running the gambling centre.
Police Media spokesman’s office said that this gambling centre had been run at the Regino Club in Dharmapala Mawatha in Colombo 7.
A squad including Organized Crimes and Corruption Eradication Division Director SP T. Ganeshanathan raided the centre on a search warrant obtained from the Maaligaakanda Court.
The police media spokesman’s office said that while the suspects were held at the Maradana police, querying them was now being carried out.
Similarly the police also recovered more than 100 thousand rupees from the suspects.
The suspects are scheduled to be produced before the Maaligaakanda Court today.