Lights out on vice: Sentul cops cut power to nine gambling, prostitution dens


KUALA LUMPUR: The power supply to nine premises suspected of conducting prostitution and gambling activities in the Sentul district has been cut off.

Sentul district police chief Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai (pic) said the power cut was done in collaboration with Tenaga Nasional Berhad following a series of raids throughout the year involving 19 prostitution and 20 gambling dens.

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"Most of the premises raided were shophouses rented by syndicates to carry out vice activities.

"As a result of these raids, seven premises had their electricity supply cut off on March 2 while two more premises located in Taman Usahawan and Taman Sri Sinar, Kepong, here, had their electricity supply cut off at noon today," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Dec 6) night.

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He said the authorities would continue to cut power to such premises under the Electricity Supply Act 1990 from time to time, to curb prostitution and gambling activities in the district.

ACP Beh said police would take strict action against those who broke the law, adding that members of the public with information on illegal activities should contact the Sentul district police headquarters Operations Room at 03-40482206. – Bernama

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