PSL 2018: Another gambling racket busted in Pakistan, three arrested
Billions of rupees had been invested in gambling on PSL 3 and cash had been transferred to foreign countries, including India.
Updated - Mar 26, 2018 10:40 pm
Three individuals have been arrested in Pakistan with the police claiming to have busted a cricket gambling racket from Bhabra Bazaar, Rawalpindi. According to a police spokesman, information was received about betting on the cricket match and as a result, a raid was conducted in the Bhabra Bazaar area in its jurisdiction on Sunday night.
The police team arrested three accused namely Suleman, Ismail and Fayyaz and recovered Rs. 2,210,000 cash money, mobile phones and other items from their possession. A case has been registered against the gamblers while further investigation is underway, he added, as reported by Pakistan Today.
And another one in Rawalpindi
There had been a similar incident reported on March 21 in Rawalpindi itself, which involved 20 people. The police had claimed to have busted a Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 gambling racket from Sher Shah Suri Road, an area of Taxila.
The police arrested 20 accused namely Anwar, Shoaib, Ibrahim, Saif Ullah, Hussain, Jahangir, Ibrahim Khan, Imran, Rahmat, Akram, Muhammad Khan, Asad, Zain, Zakar, Izaat, Sohab, Qasim, Imtiaz, Zia ul Haq and Kamran and recovered Rs 77,860 cash stake money, 16 mobile phones, LED and other items from their possession.
Another one in Karachi
Similarly, on March 19, police had conducted a raid at a gambling den in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi and arrested 15 operators of an international gamblers’ network. The raid was conducted on a tip-off at a bungalow on Khayaban-e-Janbaz in DHA’s Phase-V within the Darakhshan police station’s remits.
According to the police, the suspects had been betting on the PSL. The police also claimed to have recovered cash over Rs 600,000, 16 mobile phones, three laptops and other gambling implements in their possession.
In a report by Tribune, it was stated that billions of rupees had been invested in gambling on PSL 3 and cash had been transferred to foreign countries, including India and the United Arab Emirates.