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Mall management under investigation in busted bingo ring

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, January 1, 2020   /  10:04 am
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The management of Seasons City Mall in West Jakarta is under investigation for possible involvement in a gambling ring at a restaurant in the mall.(Shutterstock/File)

Nearly two weeks after a batu goyang (bingo-like game) gambling ring was shut down, Food Garden in Seasons City Mall in West Jakarta was still in partial operation. The outdoor section of the restaurant, where the gambling took place, was cordoned off by a police line. The indoor area, which protrudes into the southern part of the mall, continued to operate even though people were reluctant to visit. The head of the criminal investigation unit of the West Jakarta Police, Comr. Teuku Arsya Khadafi, said that after raiding the restaurant on Dec. 19, the police had begun investigating the mall management for possibly providing access for the illicit operation. “We are currently investigating deeper, and we will find out any information related to licensing that the mall management might have given for the gambling there,” Arsya told Th...