KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled an illegal poker operation after raiding a condominium in Bukit Jalil here.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa said they raided a condominium unit there at around 11pm on Saturday (Feb 1).
“We managed to arrest three local men believed to be the organisers of the game and two workers.
“We also detained a Russian man and 10 locals who were suspected to be players in the unit at the time of the raid,” he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 2).
He said police seized a money counter, a timer, betting sheets, two keys, 791 gambling chips, 17 mobile phones, two tablet devices, 104 cards, and RM15,637 in cash.
“All those arrested were aged between 24 and 34 and will be remanded to help with further investigations.
“We are investigating the case under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953,” he said.
SAC Rusdi urged anyone with information on such activities to contact Asst Supt Azri Ramli from the City police Anti Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) at 03-2146 0649 or the police hotline at 03-2115 9999.
Did you find this article insightful?