Cops nab three men and a woman for illegal gambling in Johor

JOHOR BARU: Three local men and one local woman were arrested in four different locations on Wednesday (Oct 5) for illegal gambling.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said the operation took place from 4pm to 7.30pm involving policemen from Seri Alam, Ulu Tiram and Taman Johor Jaya police stations.

"The raids were conducted following complaints lodged by the public in the official Facebook of the Johor police," he said in a statement.

Supt Mohd Sohaimi said the four suspects aged between 23 and 53 years were detained in Masai, Ulu Tiram and Taman Johor Jaya.

He said the suspects were detained in the premises with equipment believed to be used for online gambling and unlicensed public lottery.

"The seized items are five mobile phones, a WiFi modem and RM1,155 cash," said Supt Mohd Sohaimi, adding the suspects did not have previous criminal records.

The case is being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) and Section 4A (a) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

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