JOHOR BARU: All 13 district police headquarters in Johor are conducting daily operations against gambling, including online gambling activities, as part of the efforts by the police to eradicate the menace, says state police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat.
He added every OCPD in the state has also given his full cooperation on the matter based on the daily reports being sent.
“We will conduct surveillance and enforcement on a daily basis, regardless of whether the gambling involves the use of premises or (apps on) mobile phones.
“We are also closely monitoring our personnel under the Criminal Investigation Department to ensure that they are taking serious action on every case they come across,” he added.
He added that Johor has recorded the highest number of operations conducted against illegal gambling compared to the other police contingents.
He was speaking to reporters after the Johor Police Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at the state police headquarters here on Thursday (May 18).
Comm Kamarul Zaman was commenting on Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay’s statement that OCPDs who fail to deal with illegal gambling in their respective districts.
Ayob Khan said that there should not be any excuse for the officer in charge of a police district for failing to do so, as they had signed the “akujanji” pledge to ensure no illegal gambling activity in their respective areas.