Cops nab 14 in raids on two gambling dens in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 14 people after raiding two online gambling dens here.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said they raided two premises at D’ Pandan Business Square and Taman Bukit Teratai at around 3pm on Monday (June 7).

"Personnel from the Ampang Jaya and Selangor Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Society division (D7) conducted the raids simultaneously.

"At D’ Pandan Business Square, we caught four foreign men and a foreign woman as well as three locals aged between 24 and 71.

"We also seized 10 laptops as well as other items believed to be used in online gambling activities," he said in a statement Tuesday (June 8).

At the Taman Bukit Teratai premises, police arrested six Vietnamese women aged between 35 and 40, he said.

"We also seized a deck of cards and cash believed to be used for gambling activities.

"We have remanded all those arrested for four days to assist further investigations," he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) of the Common Gaming House Act and Rule 17 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act for illegal gambling and movement control order (MCO) violations as well as Immigration Act offences.

ACP Mohamad Farouk advised the public to refrain from taking part in gambling activities or face stern action in accordance with the law.

"We will not hesitate to take action against all parties involved, be it the gamblers or the operators," he said, urging anyone with information on such activities to contact the Ampang Jaya police hotline at 03-4289 7222 or go to the nearest police station.

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