Gambling tip-off proved false

A TIP-OFF made to police on an illegal gambling activity in Labasa last weekend has been proved baseless.

Police spokeswoman, Ana Naisoro confirmed a team was sent to Bulileka outside town where the alleged gambling was happening.

There were also reports police stopped the gathering where the alleged gambling was happening.

But Ms Naisoro said nothing as such happened.

“We did not stop the gathering, our officers just went to verify information received about gambling, however, when we arrived there was no such thing happening,” she said.

“We brought in one of the organisers just to ask him if the claims were true and he was released.”

It is understood that the tip-off was made known to a senior officer last Sunday.

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