Ten arrested for gambling in Iskandar Puteri

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Ten people were arrested for allegedly being involved in illegal gambling here in Gelang Patah.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the suspects, aged between 51 and 77, were arrested during a raid at about 3.15pm on Friday (April 2) in a shop.

"During the raid, the suspects were found gathering around a few tables and were believed to be playing mahjong.

"We have also arrested the person in charge of the shop under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953," he said in a statement on Saturday (April 3).

He said initial investigations showed that the suspects, all locals, did not have criminal records and were jobless.

"We have also seized two tables, eight chairs, 145 tiles of mahjong, four dice, playing chips and cash worth RM334," he said.

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