16 illegal betting dens busted, 16 arrested

BUTTERWORTH: Police busted 16 illegal lottery betting and online gambling centres during separate raids in north Seberang Prai here and detained 16 people.

In an operation codenamed Ops Dadu from 3.50pm on Tuesday (May 25) to 7.15pm on Wednesday (May 26), police arrested 10 men and six women aged between 19 and 60.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the individuals were arrested in Butterworth, Mak Mandin, Tasek Gelugor, Teluk Ayer Tawar and Kepala Batas.

“We seized 10 paper slips with betting numbers printed on them, 14 mobile phones, 11 mobile data printers, seven white slips used for betting, a handbag, a pen, two mobile phones featuring online websites believed to be used in illegal betting and a sum of cash.

“The individuals arrested will be investigated under Section 4A(a) and Section 4(1)(c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

ACP Noorzainy urged members of the public with information to aid the police in combating illegal betting activities through the volunteer smartphone control system (VSP) or by calling them at 04-576 2222.

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