Manager among nine arrested for online gambling in Miri


Police busted a company office in Miri Marina Bay commercial centre used as a front to process online gambling transactions and arrested the manager and eight staffs working for him. -Police pic

Police busted a company office in Miri Marina Bay commercial centre used as a front to process online gambling transactions and arrested the manager and eight staffs working for him. -Police pic

MIRI: The manager of a company located in the Marina Bay Commercial Centre in Miri city has been arrested by the police for using his office as a centre to process online gambling transactions.

Sarawak CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Dennis Leong said the man was arrested along with eight of his staff members at 11.45pm on Saturday (Aug 11).

"The manager and staff are aged in their 20s and 30s. We also seized 18 sets of computers and server-units and other electronic devices," he said.

SAC Leong said police raided the office and found the staff to be in the midst of using the computers to process transactions by online gamblers.

No money was seized from the suspects as their transactions were cashless, he said.

Those nabbed would be probed for illegal gambling, he added.