Office of gambling software developer raided, 40 arrested

PETALING JAYA: A software development company suspected of creating online gambling applications was raided here.

Believed to be the first ever raid on a gambling software developer in Selangor, police arrested 40 suspects including the company operator, a man in his 40s.

The company allegedly created gambling applications which were sold to clients at a neighbouring country.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said a police team raided the office around 6.30pm Friday (Oct 2).

"We arrested 40 people working there, aged in their 20s and 30s.

"The 40 comprised 29 men and 11 women," he told reporters.

He said investigations revealed the company had been operating for two years and had only just moved into the office building along Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim here about a month ago.

"Further investigations revealed that the company had been creating and maintaining gambling applications for users in a neighbouring country.

"The company operator, a 40-year-old man, was among those detained during the raid," he said, adding that the case would be investigated under the 4(1)(g) Common Gaming Houses Act and the Computer Crimes Act.

He said investigations revealed the company was raking in profits of around US$40,000 (RM166,580).

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