GNR closes down illegal Olhão casino

in Algarve · 12-04-2018 14:51:00 · 0 Comments
GNR closes down illegal Olhão casino

GNR police officers closed down a casino set-up operating illegally in an Olhão warehouse last Sunday.

Twelve people, aged 33 to 58, were identified and made formal suspects in the operation, three for illegal gambling and tax fraud, and the remainder for illegal gambling.
Offices staged six searches, one at the site where the casino was being illegally run, and others on two properties and three vehicles.

As a result more than €53,000 were seized, “1,080 chips of varying values, 12 packs of cards, 15 dice, six mobile phones, three IT items, and two poker tables”, the GNR listed in a statement.
The operation was spurred by an investigation into illicit exploitation of gambling and tax evasion, launched a year ago, and was carried out by the GNR Faro Territorial Command and the Faro district PSP police.


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