MELAKA: A 60-year-old bookie taking World Cup bets were among seven individuals detained here during a series of raids since Nov 19.
Melaka police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainol Samah said the elderly man was detained following a raid at a coffee shop at Malim here, while surfing his mobile phone to confirm the betting amounts recently.
“We have also detained six other individuals during separate raids at Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah districts here,” he said on Wednesday (Nov 30).
DCP Zainol said the suspects are aged between 22 and 60 and used various premises in the two districts as centres for illegal online betting.
"We seized seven mobile phones and cash worth RM4,416," he said, adding that all the suspects have been remanded.
DCP Zainol advised the public to always abide by the law and not be involved in any gambling activities.
"We will take stern action against anyone involved in illegal gambling,” he added.