Cops bust month-old online gambling syndicate

SAC Mohd Zani Che Din examines hardware seized in the raid.

KUALA LUMPUR: The police sniffed out and crippled an online gambling syndicate with the arrest of six Chinese nationals in Wangsa Maju.

Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said police raided four condominium units on Jalan Ampang, which is believed to have been the syndicate's "customer service centre".

"This condominium has very tight security and residents need an access card to enter and use the lifts," he said, adding the syndicate had been operating there for about a month.

He said the syndicate is believed to have reaped a monthly profit of RM25,000 from its illegal activities and employers were also paid up to RM3,500 via e-payments or cash.

SAC Zani said the syndicate targeted gamblers in China and used online banking to carry out gambling transactions.

"They operated around-the-clock every day and offered various games through a website," he said.

During the raid, police arrested five men and a woman, aged 22 to 52, and seized various hardware such as laptops, desktop computers, mobile phones, modems, routers as well as bank cards and security devices to receive transaction authorisation codes (TAC).

The case is being investigated for offences under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 and the Immigration Act 1959/63.

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