Cops pull the plug on online gambling syndicate, 54 arrested

  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Apr 2020

SERDANG: Bukit Aman has shut down an online gambling call centre that had been operating in a residential area here.

The raid on Friday (April 17) afternoon was led by the Bukit Aman Secret Societies, Gambling and Vice Division (D7).

A total of 54 people were arrested when police raided three addresses in the residential area in Jalan Amanria 2.

"Inspections showed that the syndicate was suspected of handling, managing and promoting gambling activities online. The syndicate promoted the games to their customers/victims from China via WeChat.

"They promoted games that were easy to play, with a high chance of winning via QR codes as well," said Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed in a statement.

He added that the group could earn around RM350,000 daily.

"Sixty computers, 313 handphones, six modems and seven routers were seized at the raids. All suspects are from China, aged between 18 and 54," he said.

Comm Huzir added that the case was being investigated under multiple acts, including the Common Gaming Houses Act and the Immigration Act," he said.

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