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9 to appear in court for illegal gambling operations

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San Fernando Magistrate Court

Police say nine businessmen including a Chinese national are to go before a San Fernando Magistrate today (Tuesday) in connection with operating illegal gaming machines.

According to Senior Superintendent, Cecil Santana the business men were given an advisory on June 7th to desist from operating the machines.

The machines are reportedly very popular with school children and with the school term set to begin next week the police decided to act.

Marabella Police conducted the arrest of the businessmen who reside in the areas of Ste Madeline, Gasparillo, Williamsville and Marabella.

Another man who rents the machines, is expected to be charge with falsely using the name of Acting Commissioner of Police.

The man is said to have used a letter he claimed was written by Acting Commissioner, Stephen Williams, telling officers that he had broken no law.

A copy of the letter is expected to be sent to the Acting Commissioner.