20 nabbed in illegal lottery, online gambling raids

Illegal lottery paraphernalia seized during one of the raids.

Illegal lottery paraphernalia seized during one of the raids.

KUCHING: Twenty individuals aged between 18 and 45 years old were arrested for allegedly promoting illegal lottery and online gambling last week.

State CID chief SAC Dev Kumar said cash totalling RM4,906 believed to be proceeds from these illegal activities, were also seized during the raids conducted across the state.

Of the 20 collared, 12 of them were women. One suspect was a foreigner.

Dev Kumar said police operations against gambling activities in the state intensified last week.

“State and district CIDs conducted 15 successful gambling raids against illegal character lottery and online gambling from July 25 to 31,” he said in a press statement yesterday.

Of the raids, seven were conducted by state CID headquarters, three by Limbang CID and one each by the CID in Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Padawan and Bau.

A raid in Padawan resulted in the seizure of several tablets used for online gambling while 14 illegal character lottery raids resulted in the seizure of exhibits such as portable printers, mobile phones, calculators, betting ledgers and slips.

“As directed by the State Commissioner of Police, Datuk Mazlan Mansor, state and district CIDs will continue to mount raids to stamp out illegal gambling.”

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