Mangaluru: The city crime bureau of the police on Jan 24 received a reliable tip-off that a group was involved in cricket-based betting. They raided a house in Chembugudde in Thokkottu where they operated from.
The betting was being conducted on the likely result of the Big Bash 20:20 cricket match being held in Sydney, Australia. Heavy amounts were being collected from the public and placed at stake.
During the raid, Rs 3,56,000 in cash, 13 mobile phones, a Sony LED TV and three diaries recording the collections and other notes were seized. Total value of the seized goods is Rs 4 lakh.
Three persons operating the ring were arrested. They are Alwyn Kiran Monteiro (32), Inas D’Souza (41) of Hoigegadde in Ullal and Gitesh (37) from Kuttar in Munnur.
The case and seized items have been handed over to the Ullal police for further action.