Seven foreigners among 135 World Cup bookies nabbed, say Selangor cops


SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have arrested 135 individuals for allegedly acting as bookies involved in illegal betting activities on the World Cup.

State police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said they arrested 128 locals and seven foreigners between Nov 19 and Dec 7.

"They were arrested through 119 raids conducted statewide through Op Soga.

"We also seized six computers, three laptops, 193 mobile phones and over RM264,000 cash," he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Thursday (Dec 8).

He said 29 individuals have been charged in court while 87 investigation papers were still under investigation.

"Three investigation papers have been classified as no further action due to lack of evidence.

"These bookies move individually and take bets electronically," he said, adding that the syndicates were also believed to have an overseas network for higher stakes betting.

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