Illegal online gambling syndicate crippled with 15 arrests

PETALING JAYA: A total of 15 people, including three Chinese nationals, were detained following a raid on a bungalow in Kelana Jaya.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the bungalow is believed to have been used as a call centre for an illegal online gambling operation.

"We seized 11 computers and 57 mobile phones during the raid at 12pm on Monday (June 15)," he told reporters.

Initial investigations revealed that the group conducted online gambling activities which catered for customers from Canada in the morning and customers from China in the evening, he added.

"We believe the syndicate has been in operation since December last year.

"Each of the suspects was paid RM5,000 a month," ACP Nik Ezanee said.

Those detained, aged from 21 to 50, were brought to Petaling Jaya police headquarters, he added.

"We are investigating the case under Section 4(1)(c) of the Open Gambling House Act 1953," he said.

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