Vegetable vendors arrested for selling lotto tickets in Jimbaran

Police apparently aren’t cutting people suspected of gambling in Bali any breaks. 

Two vegetable vendors were arrested for selling lotto tickets in the Jimbaran area on Sunday, reports Tribun Bali

Ni Ketut Malik, 55, and Wayan Tama, 60, had been in the lotto retail business for five months, Bali Police spokesman told Tribun. 

Evidence confiscated from the pair upon their arrest included their cell phones, cash, lottery books, and pens. 

Both are currently being held in custody pending their case is filed by police and handed over to the public prosecutor. 

Gambling is just one of the latest vices police are paying attention to and cracking down on, as Bali just went through a three week operation that launched on April 22 to try and clean up Bali’s gambling scene. Even though Operation Balak Agung has technically run its course, it doesn’t look like police will give up hunting gamblers any time soon. 

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