The Korea Times reported the arrest on illegal gambling charges of an unlikely den of gamblers – five Buddhist monks – this week.
The monks were picked up in a police raid on a poker game involving millions of won taking place in a hotel near Mount Songni, a spokesman revealed.
Speaking from the Boeun Police Station in North Chungcheong Province, the spokesman told Korea Times reporters that the five betting monks had more than 9 million won (about $6 700) in play at the hotel, where they were staying whilst attending a national Buddhist religious event.
"We were tipped off that a group of monks were gambling,” a police officer said.