KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized 2,500 illegal gaming machines worth about RM5mil in what is deemed the biggest haul this year.
The machines, which were seized from three warehouses in Kepong yesterday, were still in working condition although the computer chips had been removed.
It is believed the operators had put a stop to their business and kept the machines following a swoop by the police and local authorities against such activities recently.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the three warehouses were located in Taman Pusat Kepong.
“The operation, which involved 20 personnel from the city police headquarters’ Anti-vice, Gaming and Secret Society division, was conducted following a tip-off,” he said.
He said no arrest has been made during the three-hour raid.
In another operation in the Dang Wangi district, police arrested 54 illegal workers in Chow Kit late yesterday.
They were 48 Indonesians, five Nepalese and a Bangladeshi.
Deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Khasni Nor said the detainees were sent to the Jalan Hang Tuah police station’s lock-up.
In another development, Federal Police public relations officer Supt Jamshah Mustafa issued a statement saying that police picked up 77 people for their involvement in vice in Selangor, Malacca and here during the nationwide operation – Ops Banteras Khas – on Friday.
The operation was to get rid of five major illegal activities in the country – flesh trade, drug abuse, production of pirated and pornographic video compact discs (VCDs), operating unlicensed gaming machines and entertainment outlets.