Gangshan Precinct of the Kaohsiung City Government Police Bureau. Photo: Google Maps

Two Thais and one Indonesian, all migrant workers, were arrested on Saturday evening for allegedly gambling in a restaurant in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan.

According to citizens’ noise complaints, a Chinese restaurant on Anzhao Road in Yanchao District of Kaohsiung City became popular among migrant workers. There, they allegedly created too much noise while gambling illegally, especially during holidays, The Liberty Times reported.

At around 9:00pm on July 7, officers raided the restaurant. A Thai man who was identified as the restaurant manager, one other Thai man and an Indonesian man were caught gambling

Items used for gambling and around NT$2,300 (US$76) in cash were seized.

The manager denied that the restaurant was a gambling den but admitted the ownership of the gambling paraphernalia, which he claimed was only intended to allow migrant diners to entertain themselves.