GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have crippled a syndicate distributing heroin and ecstasy pills with the seizure of drugs with a street value of RM718,700, as well as an online gambling ring.
The drugs were seized after a police team from the anti-narcotics unit of the Penang Police Contingent headquarters launched two raids in the Seberang Perai area between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday (June 22).
Penang police chief Datuk Comm T. Narenasagaran (pic) said police also arrested a 23-year-old man during one of these raids.
In another raid last Friday (June 21) and Saturday, police from the Crime Investigation Department apprehended 11 men and five women and busted an illegal online gambling syndicate in four premises in the northwest district area.
Comm Narenasagaran said the premises was used as a call centre for various forms of online gambling including poker, football and lottery.
“This syndicate was making about RM70,000 a day through online gambling using Indonesian nationals,” Comm Narenasagaran told a press conference at the Penang police contingent headquarters here Monday (June 24).
Police also seized equipment such as mobile phones, computer terminals, modems and other devices used in the gambling activities.