Aussie, 2 assistants nabbed over horse race betting at Seminyak pub

Illustration. Photo: Unsplash
Illustration. Photo: Unsplash

The Denpasar Police have arrested three people in connection with a gambling event at a pub in Seminyak, Badung regency.

Police said the suspects, an Australian man who is a director at the pub, as well as two local women who were identified as his personal assistants, were arrested at the pub on Saturday while the venue hosted a horse race betting event.

“We have secured numerous pieces of evidence, including a laptop, TV, manual betting records, and cash amounting to IDR22.4 million (US$1,510),” a source from the Denpasar Police Crime Investigation Unit said yesterday.

Police said the Aussie lives in Bali.

Police say investigation into the case is still ongoing and they have yet to publicly announce formal charges against the detainees.

Gambling is illegal in Indonesia. Under the Criminal Code (KUHP), bookies may face up to 10 years in prison or pay a fine of IDR25 million (US$1,685). Gamblers may face up to four years in prison or an IDR10 million (US$674) fine.

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