Nam Cheong Street in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon.
Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons.
Nam Cheong Street in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons.

Five Hong Kong people, aged from 23 to 56, were arrested by police late on Wednesday at an illegal gambling den in Kowloon that live-streamed baccarat games from a casino in the Philippines.

Police raided a flat at 55 Nam Cheong Street in Sham Shui Po in Kowloon at around 10pm, Apple Daily reported. They arrested a 54-year-old woman surnamed Chiu, who was believed to be the operator of an illegal gambling establishment at the flat, and a man, 23, surnamed Kwong, who was her assistant.

Officers arrested another man and two women on suspicion of gambling in an illegal establishment.

Police also confiscated HK$460,000 (US$58,901) in gambling chips and HK$40,000 in cash along with two computers and a television set in the flat, Oriental Daily reported.

The gambling den, believed to have no triad support, allegedly started operating a month ago.

This was the second raid on a gambling den this month. On July 6, officers arrested four people during a raid at a similar set-up in Mong Kok.

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