Statewide anti-gambling raids net 50 persons, over RM11,000 seized

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Police conducting a raid on an illegal lottery premises.

KUCHING: Police confiscated a sum of RM11,352 and arrested 50 persons, including 12 women, during 20 gambling raids conducted across the state from June 12 to 18.

State CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar said those arrested, aged between 16 and 63, were either involved in selling illegal lottery, cyber gambling or cock-fighting.

“Of the 20 raids, 17 were against illegal lottery, which resulted in the arrest of 21 individuals and seizure of cash amounting to RM10,185.

“Items seized during the raids include mobile phones, portable printers, calculators, betting slips and stationeries ,” he said in a statement yesterday, adding the raids took place in Padawan, Miri, Sibu, Limbang, Sri Aman, Bintulu, Sarikei, Kanowit and Kota Samarahan.

Dev Kumar also disclosed that a raid was conducted against cyber gambling in Limbang that resulted in the arrest of six individuals and seizure of a gambling machine and cash amounting to RM1,167 believed to be proceeds from the gambling activity.

Additionally, a police team from Miri raided a cock-fighting pit at Jalan Pujut Padang Kerbau on June 13, arresting 13 persons and seizing various paraphernalia used for gambling including three live cockerels.

All those arrested are being investigated for offences under the Common Gaming House Act 1953 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance 1962.

Source: The Borneo Post

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