Police bust illegal mini casino

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 03 Mar 2012

SHAH ALAM: A mini casino which raked in millions of ringgit daily was busted after police raided the premises at a shoplot near Taman Selatan, Klang.

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the illegal gambling den had just started operations for a week under the guise of “Persatuan Kelapa Sawit”.

DCP Tun Hisan said that acting on a tip-off, police stormed the premises at about 7pm on Thursday.

“We arrested 20 punters, aged between 39 and 59, and seized RM103,261 cash besides 600 chips resembling those found in licensed casinos.

“Since an association name was used, we are investigating if the committee members are involved in the illegal business,” he told a press conference yesterday.

In a separate case, DCP Tun Hisan said eight suspects, including two women, were detained in connection with the attempted murder of a cobbler in Gendangsa, Hulu Selangor on Feb 26.

He said police picked up the two women, aged 19 and 20 and both undergraduates of a university, on the day of the incident.

“Six other suspects, aged between 20 and 25, were arrested at a house in Teluk Intan early today (yesterday).

“The motive for the attack was revenge,” he said, adding that with the arrests, police believed they had solved the case.

The 20-year-old victim is still warded at the Sungai Buloh Hospital with almost 80% burns on his body.

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