The shutdown of twenty (20) Illegal gambling sites last week seems to have instituted a dominos effect as the North West Hawks dismantled an additional ten (10) sites in various towns around the North West during the termination of project Gremlin on Monday.
The intelligence driven investigations pointed to locations in Klerksdorp, Vryburg, Potchefstroom and Schweizer-Reneke where a total of 281 slot machines worth approximately R10 Million were seized, along with 198 computers worth approximately R3.9 Million. In addition, a lot of money was also seized and ten (10) suspects arrested.
Lieutenant General Ntlemeza applauded the investigation team and said “Illegal gambling is costing South Africa millions in tax revenue, therefore having dismantled this many gambling sites is a job exceptionally done by the Hawks members”. He issued a stern warning to people from other provinces who are embroiled in this illegal network, “the chips are down and it’s only a matter of time before we invade your town.”