Tutong, Brunei. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
Tutong, Brunei. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Two Indonesians and 11 locals were arrested for suspected gambling in Tutong, Brunei.

A police raid saw the 13 individuals apprehended at a private address in Jalan Sungai Basong, Tutong District at around 6:15pm on October 1, Borneo Bulletin reported. Local police officers found items used for gambling at the premises, including cash and playing cards.

The arrested were taken to a police station to be investigated under the Open House Gambling Act, Chapter 28. They were accused of playing the local game of Katam-Katam, in which gamblers bet on the outcome of the roll of a dice.

Jamil bin Gapar, the 49-year-old house owner, was sentenced to a fine of BND5,000 (US$3,620) or five years in jail, Borneo Bulletin reported. The remaining 10 locals were each fined BND1,500 for illegal gambling, or they will serve one month in jail as an alternative.

The media reports did not discuss punishments imposed on the two Indonesians arrested in the raid.