Seven persons jointly charged with illegal gambling were each bonded for six months and should anyone be in breach of the bond that individual would serve three months behind bars
The seven accused appeared at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court last Monday for the second time and were all found guilty of the charge
Among them were one lady in her thirties and an elderly man who could be in his early seventies.
However, the officers who caught the accused in the act and laid the charges were not present in court during the judgment against them.
According to a police officer, despite that gambling has now taken a trend and has become the norm in our society, should you participate in it without the organizers being the holder of a valid license, it is illegal and persons participating in illegal gambling can be arrested and charged and even go to jail if found guilty, based on the discretion of the magistrate.