Six arrested for running illegal gambling site

MELAKA: Police here are investigating how six individuals, including a woman from Johor, managed to cross the border to run an illegal online gambling operation in the state.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afzanizar Ahmad said the six, aged between 18 and 35, had rented a condominium at Klebang Kecil to run the activity.

“They had been living there for the past three weeks.

“My men are tracing how the six got past the movement control order roadblock, ” he said yesterday.

ACP Afzanizar said the six took turns operating the gambling site on a 24-hour basis.

He said police confiscated electronic gadgets when they raided the premises at 5pm on Sunday.

“All six are now under remand and will be charged under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, ” he added.

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