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Two in custody over ‘fake’ casino
Two women were taken into custody after the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) completed the preliminary investigation of a fraud case involving a ‘fake’ casino in three rooms of local hotels.
The case involves 16 suspects, of which 12 men and three women are from mainland China. Only one of the suspects, a male, is a local resident, a MP statement said.
The police first received information on this gang last month but the raid only took place last week.
The suspects confessed that from March 2011 they operated fake casinos in local hotel rooms with counterfeit gaming equipment similar to legal casinos. They attracted victims to and served them a drink spiked with illicit drugs.
Later they would quickly disasemble the equipment, keep it in the local suspect’s house and flee to mainland China. By using this method they succeeded many times in cheating gamers, the MP said.
The prosecutor in charge of the case analysed the evidence and decided there was strong evidence of fraudulent gaming, drug manufacturing and trafficking, and illegal accommodation.
The judge sent two female suspects into custody. The remaining 14 suspects will have to remain in Macau and report to the police regularly while awaiting trial.
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