SEREMBAN: An illegal four-digit lottery syndicate, said to have dealings of up to RM9mil a month, was busted during a raid on Wednesday.
Believed to be the biggest haul this year, the group was crippled during an ambush led by Chief Insp Kamarulzaman Othman in Mantin here at 4.15pm.
It was learnt that the syndicate was linked to a chain of similar rackets in other states.
State CID chief Asst Comm Mohmad Salleh said the police raided the premises after receiving a tip-off.
A 22-year-old woman who was in the midst of a deal was arrested during the operation, he said yesterday.
Police also seized computers, mobile phones, a modem, master schedule, fax and printer, which were used for illegal betting.
ACP Mohmad said the suspect was being investigated under the Common Gaming House Act and could be fined up to RM200,000 or jailed a maximum of five years, or both, if convicted.
He said that state police had alerted their counterparts in other states and that they were confident in making more arrests over the next few days.
The syndicate was believed to have started operating actively here since early last month, ACP Mohmad said.