Johor cops, TNB cut off electricity supply to 122 premises involved in illegal gambling

JOHOR BARU: Johor police have cut off electricity supply to some 122 premises this year for allegedly carrying out illegal gambling activities.

State police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that police have carried out joint operations to cut off electricity supply with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) between January and Monday (Dec 5).

“Police have applied to TNB to cut off the electricity supply to 197 premises, where 122 of such premises have been taken action against within the first 12 months of this year.

“Such action is taken under Section 21A of the Open Gambling Act 1953,” he said in a statement here on Thursday (Dec 8).

Kamarul added that a total of 65 police officers, together with 42 TNB staff were involved in such joint operations carried out throughout the state.

He also said that during the same period, police have also conducted a total of 2,166 raids involving various forms of gambling and successfully arrested a total of 2,802 suspects.

"The police also confiscated 1,099 mobile phones, seven computers and cash amounting to RM835,299," he added.

Comm Kamarul Zaman said the police were committed to monitoring and inspecting premises suspected of conducting illegal gambling activities.

"Strict action will be taken against any individual involved according to existing laws," he added.

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