KUALA LUMPUR: Police closed down an illegal betting ring with the arrest of 15 men in Jalan Kuchai Lama.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Rusdi Mohd Isa said a team from the Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) of the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent raided the premises at around 4.45pm on Sunday (Nov 17), where they found the operation illegally betting on racehorses.
"We managed to nab a man, believed to be the organiser, as well as three other men who we believe were bookies," he said.
Police also arrested 11 other men, aged from 47 to 73, at the premises and they are believed to have placed bets illegally.
Police also seized cash worth RM6,498 from the premises, as well as racehorse numbers printed on nine pieces of paper, nine news clippings with race schedules, two calculators and six pens.
Those arrested face a fine of up to RM5,000 or six months jail or both if found guilty.
The police also warned against taking part in illegal gambling and urged the public to channel any information on the crime to the D7 division at 03-2146 0649.
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