IPOH: Over 1,600 people have been arrested for illegal gambling in the first nine months of this year.
Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said 1,338 raids were carried out from January to September.
“A total of 397 devices, including computers, mobile phones and printers, as well as cash totalling RM246,793, were confiscated in the operations,” he said.
Of those detained, 839 people had been charged in court, he said in a statement on Monday (Oct 2).
Comm Mohd Yusri thanked the local councils, Tenaga Nasional and the Communication and Multimedia Commission for their assistance and cooperation in making the operation against gaming syndicates successful.
He said 90 premises had their electricity supply cut off, 53 business licenses were cancelled, and restrictions were imposed on 55 online websites.
“Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation has also opened two investigation papers against the syndicate members,” he added.