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Law enforcement authorities in the island nation of Cyprus have begun conducting internet gambling raids this past weekend, a report by the Cyprus Mail claims.
The raids across the entire island were part of the government's controversial ban of internet gambling being offered on the island. Police who came with warrants went to seven different betting shops, arresting nineteen people while seizing seventeen computers and a small sum of cash.
A police spokesman commenting on the raids said: “A broad scale operation was launched by members of the police island-wide in the evening, aimed at implementing and maintaining the new legislation that was enforced recently involving the gambling law and online betting."
“Such campaigns will continue with the aim of strictly implementing the law."