Ipoh cops nab 11 for running call centre, online gambling activities


IPOH: The police have arrested 11 people, including seven foreigners, believed to be running a call centre and online gambling activities at a house in Taman Bercham Makmur here.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the seven foreigners comprised six Indonesians and one Myanmar national.

Comm Mohd Yusri said they raided the house at about 10.45pm on Nov 11.

"We also seized three laptops, two routers, two account books, 14 mobile phones and three desks," he said in a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters here on Friday (Dec 1).

Comm Mohd Yusri said the matter would be investigated under Sections 4(1)(g) and 4(1)(c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

"Those found guilty can be fined up to RM50,000 and jailed up to three years.

"They also can be fined up to RM50,000 for each gambling machine seized," he said, adding that the foreigners would also be investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

Comm Mohd Yusri said between Jan 1 and Nov 29, police conducted a total of 1,731 special operations to combat gambling activities in the state.

He said 2,058 people were arrested during the raids, while 1,266 pieces of equipment such as mobile phones, computers and mobile printers were seized, as well as about RM296,000 cash.

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