Home > News > Nation
Saturday June 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday June 28, 2014 MYT 8:27:07 AM
GEORGE TOWN: A 45-year-old man believed to be accepting RM30,000 in bets for a single World Cup match, was detained by the police in a budget hotel in Penang Road here.
Police closed in on the suspected betting syndicate member at about 11pm on Thursday.
It is learnt that the suspect was able to open up an account for each client with a RM200,000 credit.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said a police team from the anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division (D7) moved into the hotel after a tip-off from the public.
“We also seized a tablet and a handphone. There was no cash,” he told reporters after presenting five certificates of appreciation to officers who were promoted from the rank of Insp to Asst Supt.
He said his men had carried out five raids since the World Cup fever began two weeks ago and five men were also detained under Section 6(3)(a) of the Betting Act 1953 for illegal bookmaking.
If convicted, the suspects could face a fine of between RM20,000 and RM200,000, and a maximum five years in jail.
ACP Mior said nailing the culprits was now difficult as football betting can now be done using smartphones with Internet connection.
In an unrelated development, ACP Mior said the family members of the Myanmar national who was killed after he was attacked by at least three armed men in Jalan Samak, Datuk Keramat, have been informed of his death.
He said police were investigating all angles, including revenge and robbery, although the valuables and gemstones belonging to Tin Tun Myat, 34, were intact.
On Thursday, Tin was found in a pool of blood with several stab and slash wounds on his chest and neck.
He was on his way to work at a gemstone shop located on the ground floor of an apartment in the area when the incident took place.
It is learnt that the attackers had laid an ambush near his workplace before they struck at about 9.40am.
Meanwhile, five police officers who received their certificates of appreciation from ACP Mior were Jelutong police station officer-in-charge ASP Yeoh Weng Hai, George Town D7 investigation officer ASP Rusli Tipu, central police station officer-in-charge ASP Mohammad Khairul Ali, Patani Road police station’s ASP G. Karunaagaran and Kampung Baru police station officer-in-charge ASP Zulhairysyam Abdul Aziz.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, bookie, syndicate, police
Anwar rally declared illegal
IS woman recruiter among three arrested
Sirul’s mother, sister headed to Sydney
Body of maintenance worker found in Sungai Tengi dam
Court sentences two bungling burglars to one month's jail
Japanese girl shines with 9As
Malaysians in IS beheading video from Malacca and Kedah
Prisons Dept rejects Anwar’s bid to attend Parliament
Vice den offers belly dancers
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
Airlines and airports that get you to your destination on time
Warner, Maxwell power Australia to World Cup record total
Ting is king of special needs students
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)