KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police crippled an online gambling syndicate following a raid at a luxury condominium unit, which was used as a call centre, in Jalan Tun Razak here early Wednesday (April 21).
In the 12.30am raid, 11 individuals, aged between 19 and 38 years old, including a Chinese national woman who was believed to be the caretaker of the condominium unit, were arrested.
Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Senior Asst Comm Saiful Annuar Yusoff said the centre was found to have been operating for the past two months and raking in profits of up to RM20,000 a day.
"The syndicate is believed to be promoting online gambling to Chinese nationals at the premises, which was rented for RM10,000 a month," he said when contacted Wednesday.
He said 17 laptops, 100 mobile phones, and other equipment used for gambling activities were seized in the raid led by Kuala Lumpur CID deputy chief (intelligence and operation) Asst Comm Nasri Mansor.
Saiful Annuar said each of the workers was paid RM3,000 a month, besides commissions, to get customers.
The case is being investigated under Sections 4(1)(c) and Section 4(1)(g) of the Open Housing Gambling Act 1953, as well as Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1963. - Bernama