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.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Five p-hailing riders charged with motorist's murder
Two days of cloud seeding over dams in Perak and Penang
Madani medical scheme to focus on 10 districts, increase effectiveness
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet meets Anwar in Putrajaya
Settle squabbles outside Parliament, MPs told
Health Ministry explains misconceptions about cardiology services in Malaysia
Selangor Ruler calls on civil servants to cut red tape and improve service to public
Two locals among eight nabbed in Kelantan for smuggling of migrants
Cops in JB extortion case transferred out of Seri Alam HQ
Raja of Perlis' son-in-law passes away

Others Also Read