Cops raid Seputeh condo, arrest five for operating suspected illegal gambling call centre


KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested five men in a raid of a Seputeh condominium unit believed to have been used as an online gambling call centre.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar said a team from the Brickfields and City police CID raided the premises at around 5.15pm on Thursday (Jan 21).

"We arrested five men, aged between 25 and 40, and seized four mobile phones, six computer monitors, three central processing units, three keyboards, three mice, one access card and two modems.

"Our checks revealed the unit was used as a place to conduct online gambling activities for clients in Korea," he said in a statement on Friday (Jan 22).

He said the syndicate used the Telegram instant messaging service to conduct their operations.

"We have classified the case under Section 4(1)(g) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 for announcing that any place is opened, kept, or used as a common gaming house.

"We will remand all the suspects to help with further investigations," he said, urging the public not to get involved in such activities.

Anyone with information can contact the Brickfields police hotline at 03-2297 9222 or the City police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or head to the nearest police station.

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