Sigli Shari'a Court Decision No. 2 of 2010: Gambling

The prosecution submitted that the accused, on Monday 3 May 2010 at around 4.00pm, was found operating as a bookie. Specifically, that the accused had been facilitating bingo-style (toto gelap) bets to Singapore every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, keeping 25 per cent of takings for himself. The prosecution submitted that this type of activity was in contravention of arts 5 and 23(1) of Aceh Qanun No. 13 of 2003 on Gambling.

Based on items seized at the time of the arrest of the accused, including a bundle of betting cards and IDR 361,000 in cash, as well as corroborating information provided by two witnesses, the court found the accused guilty of the charges submitted by the prosecution. The court condemned the actions of the accused and sentenced him to 12 strokes of the cane.

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