Sarawak cuts off electricity supply of illegal gambling dens

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  • Monday, 01 Oct 2018

MIRI: Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) the Sarawak police have started taking drastic measures of cutting off electricity supply to premises that are acting as fronts for illegal gambling.

Sarawak CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Dennis Leong said the operations to sever the power supplies have begun.

"We are now working with SEB to disconnect power supply to these premises that are conducting illegal gambling.

"Last month, we arrested 280 people and seized computers and cash of RM 52,889 from the illegal gamblers.

"Our operations are focused in Kuching, Padawan, Sibu, Miri, Bintulu, Bau, Samarahan, Betong, Limbang, Maradong, Kanowit, Marudi, Julau, Serian, Sarikei, Kapit, Mukah, Saratok, Sri Aman, Lundu, Lawas, Dalat and Song," he said in his latest updates to the press.

A total of 224 raids were carried out in all these districts over the past month, he added.

The targets were those who carry out online gambling, as well as illegal 4-digit operations and all other forms of illegal public gaming.

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