Johor cops raid 136 premises, nab 153 people in anti-gambling blitz


JOHOR BARU: The police have arrested 153 individuals, including 17 foreigners, for being involved in gambling activities here.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that the suspects were arrested during the Ops Dadu Khas operation between Sept 22 and 27.

“A total of 136 premises were raided during the special operation to curb illegal online and lottery gambling activities in Johor.

“We arrested 153 suspects, of whom 125 are men and 28 are women. Ten of the men and seven of the women are foreigners," he said in a statement here Thursday (Sept 28).

He added that the suspects are between the ages of 18 and 66 years old.

“We also seized 163 phones, 61 mobile printers and cash worth RM32,699 during the operation,” he added.

He said that the case is being investigated under Section 4A(a) and 4B(a) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

“The premises will have their licences canceled by the local authority and their electricity cut off by Tenaga Nasional Bhd," he added.

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