Johor cops cut off power to 11 illegal gambling premises

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Electricity supply to 11 illegal gambling premises has been cut off following an operation by the police and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Rahmat Ariffin said the gambling den had businesses such as telecommunication shops, sundry stores and mini markets as a front to avoid detection.

"The power cut was done under 'Ops Pemotongan Elektrik' under Section 21A of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

"Investigations revealed that these premises had been in operation for six to eight months," he said here on Tuesday (Oct 3).

ACP Rahmat added that a total of 18 premises had their power supply cut off from January to September this year.

"We have also conducted 92 raids in the same period, which involved 94 arrests with a total of confiscated items and cash worth RM11,375.

"We have also conducted 50 raids and 73 arrests involving illegal online gambling activities with confiscated items and cash worth RM16,582 in the same period," he added.

Police believe that the gambling houses are managed by the same syndicate which change locations, he added.

"A total of 68 premises workers aged 18 and 30 have also been charged in court over the same period," he said.

Premises owners are also advised to check their tenants' background to avoid legal action, he added.

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