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Surrey RCMP hand out $5k in fines to ‘full house’ of gamblers breaking COVID-19 rules

Surrey RCMP said they issued thousands of dollars in fines to people found gambling at a local business in violation of COVID-19 rules.

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RCMP said multiple people were spotted leaving through the back door of a business in the 13500-block of 105A Avenue on Thursday night as officers knocked on the front door.

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Officers found people without masks playing cards inside the business, which was closed to the public at the time.

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RCMP said they handed out more than $5,000 in fines. Thirteen people were issued $230 tickets for attending an event that did not comply with health orders while the host received a $2,300 fine.

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Surrey RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Elenore Sturko called the business a “full house” of non-compliant people.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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