Gambling machines seized


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003

AMPANG: Police made their biggest seizure of illegal gambling machines in Selangor after receiving a tip-off from the public yesterday.  

Ampang OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Hashim said a police team raided a warehouse in an industrial area in Pandan Indah at 11am and found over 3,000 computer monitors and circuit boards. 

He said police also seized snooker tables, slot machines and machine casings. 

The seized items are estimated to be worth more than RM9mil. The warehouse was being used as a store for the gambling machines, which may have been meant for distribution throughout the Klang Valley.  

The syndicate had rented the warehouse and it is believed that the syndicate may have used the premises to repair faulty machines. 

Selangor police chief Depuy Comm Datuk Mohd Nor Hamat said the seizure was one of the biggest nationwide and the largest haul under Ops Banteras which is aimed at wiping out illegal activities throughout the country.  

 

He said the syndicate was believed to have been active for at least six months and with the seizure, police believe they had crippled a major syndicate in the Klang Valley. 

 

No arrest were made during the raid.  

 

DCP Mohd Nor said raids conducted under Ops Banteras had proven to be a success in reducing gambling, prostitution and illegal VCD operations. 

 

He thanked the public for their support and said they could personally contact him on his cell phone at 019-2113999 to inform him of any illegal activities.  

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