Police step up crackdown on illegal gambling


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019

PENANG police have carried out 880 raids in a bid to eradicate illegal gambling dens and online gaming this year.

Its CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainol Samah said 1, 207 individuals were picked up along with cash seizure amounting to RM478, 907.

He said those detained included bookies and those involved in illegal lotteries.

“We also seized 2, 637 electronic devices used for online gambling.

“We are doubling our efforts by carrying out regular raids codenamed Ops Dadu, ” he said during a meeting with press members.

Those with information on illegal gambling in Penang can contact the police at 018-971 4808 via call, WhatsApp or SMS.

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