Police detain 28 in raid on gambling syndicate call centre

KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained 28 individuals, including four Chinese nationals, in a raid on an illegal gambling syndicate's call centre located at a luxury apartment in the city.

Acting on a tip-off, a team from the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided the apartment at Jalan Stonor at about 4pm on Wednesday (July 28).

Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief Asst Comm Nasri Mansor said police raided three units at the apartment used as call centres.

"We detained 20 local men, four local women and four Chinese nationals – three women and a man – during the raids. Those detained were aged between 18 and 45.

"We seized an array of items including 35 mobile phones, eight laptops and 15 computers from the apartments," he said when contacted on Thursday (July 29).

ACP Nasri said the syndicate had been operating for about two weeks.

"The rent for each apartment unit was RM10,000 a month.

"Each syndicate member was paid RM2,000 a month," he added.

The syndicate was also being investigated for running scams, ACP Nasri said.

"We will investigate further to uncover the extent of their operation.

"We urge those with information on illegal gambling or other criminal activities to contact the nearest police station," he said.

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