Two locals, four Bangladeshis nabbed for illegal gambling

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  • Saturday, 05 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested two local men, believed to have organised an illegal gambling session at a construction site.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the men were caught during a game along with four other Bangladeshi punters.

"We also seized game pieces as well as RM2,118 in cash," he said, adding that the case will be investigated under Section 7(2) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 for gaming in public.

The six men were caught in an operation that also involved personnel from the National Registration Department and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

The operation started at 4pm on Friday (Oct 4) and continued on until 5.30am the next day to check for crime and illegal immigrants.

Teams covered several areas in the city, including Jalan Alor, Desa Seri Hartamas, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Taman Jinjang Baru, Kompleks Kota Raya and Petaling Street, and rounded up 102 foreign nationals who did not have valid documents.

Comm Mazlan said police will continue to conduct similar operations and encouraged the public to channel any information to Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999.

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