Police arrest 160 for illegal gambling across the state – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News

Police conducting inspection at an eatery during the week-long operation.

KUCHING: Sarawak police intensified its blitz against illegal gambling including gambling in a gaming house last week with 97 raids between Feb 5 and yesterday leading to the arrest of 160 people including eight foreigners.

State CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar said those arrested included 70 female suspects the highest number of raids and arrests so far in a single week.

He said the raids were related to illegal character lottery (4D), online gambling, gaming house, gaming in a public place.

Those arrested were aged between 16 and 61-years-old.

“Fifty-nine raids were conducted at counters selling illegal 4D in 15 districts which resulted in the arrests of 74 individuals and seizure of cash amounting to RM20,501 and several gambling paraphernalia.

Dev Kumar noted on Feb 10, four officers and 12 personnel from CID state headquarters led by ASP Rudy Gary conducted multiple illegal 4D raids in several areas in Miri.

A total of 32 illegal counters were hit at Emart Tudan, Morsjaya, Jalan Dato Permaisuri and Taman Tunku, Miri, which resulted to the arrrests of 46 individuals and seizure of cash amounting to RM14,439.

“Mobile phones, portable printers, calculators, betting slips and stationeries were also seized,” said Dev Kumar in a statement issued yesterday.

As such, efforts to eradicate online gambling continued with raids conducted at 24-hour convenience stores and coffee shops offering reload services to online gamblers.

He added 29 raids were conducted in 10 districts that resulted in the arrests of 30 service providers and seizure of 27 mobile phones and tablets and cash amounting to RM6,299.

Meanwhile, 56 individuals were arrested for gambling “Holo” in raids conducted 13 districts. Various gambling paraphernalia and cash amounting to RM4,410 were seized.

All those arrested are being investigated for offences under the Common Gaming House Act 1953.

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