Kuala Lumpur police arrested five men during a raid on a condominium in Seputeh in connection with illegal online gambling activities.
The raid was carried out by the Brickfields and City Police’s CID. According to Brickfields District Police Chief ACP Anuar Omar, the condominium has been suspected to be a call center that will help conduct the activities using the Telegram application. The operation was probably performed for 24 hours.
In addition to the five arrested men between the ages of 25 and 40, four cell phones and six computer monitors, three central processing units, three keyboards, three mice, an access card and two modems were seized, according to the police.
Police urged the public not to engage in illegal gambling and urged citizens to report information about such activity. “We classified the case under Section 4 (1) (g) of the Common Gaming Houses Act of 1953 to announce that each location will be opened, stored, or used as a common gaming house,” Omar said.
The raid can be seen as part of an attempt by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to combat illegal gambling. A few years ago she set up a special committee to eradicate illegal gambling activities across the country. On December 20, 2020, police arrested 10 Chinese nationals and a Malaysian while raiding illegal gambling centers in Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.