Cops raid online gambling centre, 20 arrested, including nine foreigners


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Twenty people, including nine foreigners, were detained in connection with illegal online gambling activities at six premises in the Puchong Utama Industrial Park, Bukit Puchong, in Selangor Wednesday (Jan 27) afternoon.

Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Abd Khalid Othman said that the suspects, aged 48 to 62 years old, comprised 11 locals while the rest were Myanmar and Bangladesh nationals.

He said in the 5.30pm operation, the police also seized, among others, cash amounting to RM5,060,11 phones, 50 pieces of printed paper, 10 mobile printers and two pencils.

"Preliminary investigations revealed that the premises had been in operation for the past three to four months.

"The premises were used to carry out online gambling without a licence. One of the suspects, a woman, had been arrested on three occasions, including today, for the same offence, ” he said at the location of the raid.

Abd Khalid said all the suspects were taken to the Subang Jaya district police headquarters for further investigations.

"They were also detained under Section 22(B) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 for disobeying the movement control order, ” he said. - Bernama

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